Posted on: 24 July 2015 by Mark Howells
The joint venture between Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg and AVIC’s subsidiary Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Company (LAMC) – known as Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha), has shipped its first consignment of C919 landing gear components from China to Liebherr-Aerospace’s OEM facility in Lindenberg, Germany.
Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) was established in 2011 to develop and manufacture landing gear systems for the Chinese aviation industry as well as the international aviation market. It is completely managing the landing gear system programme of COMAC’s C919 aircraft, with the hope that as the joint venture develops further, it will be given responsibility for other aircraft programmes too.
“This great achievement has been made possible by the combined engineering and industrial expertise of both Liebherr-Aerospace’s and LAMC’s teams,” remarked Arndt Schoenemann, chairman of the board of directors and managing director of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg. “They have joined forces to enable Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) to successfully go through the various approval stages and become a high-performance supplier of landing gear. This milestone opens the door for series production.”