The German-Chinese joint venture, based in Changsha, has delivered the first C919 landing gear system assembled in China.
Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. — the joint venture between the Chinese company LAMC (AVIC Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp.) and German-based Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH — has delivered the first C919 landing gear system assembled in China.
The Chinese assembly line for the C919 landing gear was built jointly by the two partners, based on the assembly facilities and testing equipment of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s center of competence for landing gear and flight control systems.
The JV will assemble the next C919 nose and main landing gears in Changsha.
Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. was established in 2012 to develop and manufacture landing gear systems for the Chinese aviation industry as well as the international aviation market. The JV is also responsible for the assembly and delivery of the landing gear system of COMAC’s ARJ21 programme and will work for other programmes in the years to come.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg was selected to develop, manufacture, qualify, certify and service the landing gear system of the C919, while its sister company, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, provides the C919's integrated air management system.
The company is hopeful of contributing to the development of the Chinese/Russian CR929 widebody programme.