Portugália Airlines has contracted Liebherr-Aerospace to overhaul the landing gear systems on its eleven Embraer E190/E195 aircraft.

    The overhauls of the nose and main landing gear systems are scheduled to commence in 2022 and end in 2024, and will be carried out at Liebherr-Aerospace’s facility in Lindenberg, Germany.

    Portugália Airlines is part of the TAP Group and flies under the brand TAP express.

    “We feel comfortable to work with the OEM Liebherr-Aerospace for this landing gear overhaul programme,” said Portugália Airlines’ Gonçalo Leal.

    “Liebherr understands our specific needs as an operator and meets our expectations thanks to its high level of flexibility and focus on quality and performance.”

    Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg director customer services Christian Franz said: “We are very happy to start this overhaul campaign with Portugália, which is the result of a close collaboration between our two companies. This new contract is further proof of our leading position in E-Jet landing gear overhauls in Europe.”

    The landing gear system for the E-Jet E1 family (E170/E175/E190/E195) has been developed, manufactured and certified by Liebherr-Aerospace in Lindenberg.