Liebherr-Aerospace Delivers First System to Hafei-Harbin Helicopters
May 2016 – Liebherr-Aerospace has recently delivered its first cooling system to the Chinese manufacturer Hafei-Harbin (AVIC Group) to equip the helicopter program AC312E.
The cooling system which is part of the air management system was shipped from Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, based in Toulouse (France), to Hafei-Harbin’s final assembly line in Harbin, in the North of China. Nicolas Bonleux, Managing Director & Chief Sales Officer of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, stated: “The delivery of the first cooling system to Hafei-Harbin represents a major step for the modernization of the AC312 helicopter program, and we are very happy to contribute to its success.”
Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems, had been selected by Hafei-Harbin in January 2016 to develop, manufacture, qualify, certify and service the air management system for the versions C and E of the modernized helicopter AC312 program. Nicolas Bonleux: “The contract is of major significance for us, as Hafei-Harbin is our first helicopter-manufacturing customer in China.”
Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven 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 as well as gears and gearboxes. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil 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), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Montreal (Canada), São José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).