Austral Líneas Aereas has chosen Liebherr-Aerospace to overhaul the landing gears of the airline’s Embraer E-Jet E190 fleet.

    According to Liebherr, this is the first major contract for the company in Argentina. The overhaul activities have already begun and are performed by Liebherr-Aerospace’s customer service facility in Saline, Michigan.

    This major landing gear overhaul contract with Austral (affiliated of Aerolíneas Argentinas) highlights the customer proximity that Liebherr-Aerospace has been developing in Latin America with its liaison office in São José dos Campos in Brazil. It is also proof of the top service level regarding landing gear overhauls executed by Liebherr Aerospace Saline, Inc. in Michigan, Liebherr-Aerospace’s customer service station.

    “We are very pleased with this agreement with Liebherr which provides us best technical and economical solutions for our E190 Landing Gear Campaign”, commented Juan Rubinich, engine & components provisioning manager of Austral, the biggest domestic airline in Argentina serving also destinations in Brazil and Uruguay.

    Daniel Brum Pretto, Liebherr-Aerospace regional sales manager in Brazil commented: “This contract represents another major step in our worldwide landing gear overhaul campaign. We are very happy and honoured to be able to welcome Austral/Aerolíneas Argentinas as our new customer.”

    Liebherr says a complete landing gear system for the E-Jet E1 family that includes E170/E175/E190/E195 aircraft has been developed, manufactured and certified by OEM Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s centre of competence for flight controls, landing gear systems, gears, gearboxes and electronics.