Safe Take-Offs and Landings -
An Airplane Life Long
Landing gears are among the safety-relevant systems on an airplane. Take-offs, landings, taxiing along the runway – if there are problems here, then nothing else works. To prevent this from happening, Liebherr-Aerospace in Lindenberg is constantly working on innovative, efficient landing gear systems.
An average regional jet, for example, has a take-off weight of around 22 metric tons; a medium-sized long-haul airplane can weigh as much as 300 metric tons. For the specialists at Liebherr-Aerospace, the product lifecycle does not come to an end after the first design sketch, prototype production, certification and series delivery. In fact, the company also offers comprehensive servicing for the landing gear systems, which remain in service for up to 30 years, the lifetime of an aircraft. Alongside maintenance and repairs, Liebherr- Aerospace attaches particular importance to the continued further development and optimization of series products – in close coordination with the aircraft manufacturers. In order to realize this concept as effectively as possible, an In-Service Engineering Team was set up in Lindenberg (Germany). Around 30 specialists work on an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional basis with all the departments involved in the product manufacture and further development. At the same time, the team is the first point of contact for customers for all technical matters relating to the landing gear systems.