Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to supply the nose wheel steering control module for their E-Jets E2, the second generation of their highly successful E1 family of commercial aircraft.
The module allows for the steering of the nose landing gear while the aircraft is taxiing. It will be based on the control module that, Liebherr’s center of excellence for landing gear systems, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), developed for the first-generation E-Jet. The module for the E-Jet E2 will be highly reliable and light-weight.
The E2 program will benefit from Liebherr’s long experience of designing, manufacturing and servicing landing gear components for regional aircraft, especially for the Embraer ERJ and the E1 aircraft families.
Having been selected to design and manufacture the high-lift system and the integrated air management system for the E-Jets E2, Liebherr-Aerospace is already on board Embraer’s new program. The contract for the nose wheel steering module further consolidates the long-lasting relationship Liebherr and Embraer have established in more than three decades.
Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of ten divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors.
Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry and has more than five decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and military sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters.
Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 4,900 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), and Guaratinguetá (Brazil). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Wichita (Kansas/USA), Montreal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).