Hawker Pacific Aerospace, a Lufthansa Technik landing gear service location in California, USA, has built up landing gear overhaul capability for the Embraer E-Jet family of aircraft to cover the North and South American E170/175 and E190/195 customers. Such capability will also be established at Lufthansa Technik's landing gear workshop in Hamburg over the next few years in preparation for the E-Jet fleets in Europe.
Hawker Pacific Aerospace is one of the first repair facilities to reach an agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace, the supplier of the landing gear systems for the Embraer E-Jet family, for full support and access to all E-Jet landing gear documentation, revision services, and technical engineering services. The strong and unique working relationship between Hawker Pacific Aerospace and Liebherr-Aerospace firmly supports the commencement of E-Jet landing gear overhauls, which began early 2013.
The capability build up at Hawker Pacific Aerospace was completed at the end of 2012 with an investment in a complete Embraer 190 spare shipset, original tooling, a nose landing gear test stand, and other dedicated equipment. Within the next few months, utilizing its own stock of E-Jet rotables, Hawker Pacific Aerospace will begin full landing gear exchange and overhaul services for all E-Jet operators in North and South America.
More than 470 Embraer 170 through 195-type aircraft are flying in the Americas today. Hawker Pacific Aerospace is working alongside these customers to help develop their E-Jet landing gear overhaul programs.
With the cooperation of these customers, more spare shipsets will be purchased in 2013 to support the North and South American overhaul requirements.
Hawker Pacific Aerospace:
Hawker Pacific Aerospace, based in Sun Valley, California, USA, is a leading landing gear repair and overhaul provider. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik offers all processes from non-destructive inspection, to plating, machining, electrical and hydraulic operations in-house. The company has an on-site DER, and consistently develops innovative repair methods to avoid scrapping material. As a full landing gear solutions provider, the company also offers technical support, on-wing support, and various training.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about
26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.