Liebherr and J-Air sign major landing gear overhaul agreement

Kojiro Yamashita, vice-president of procurement at Japan Airlines (left) and Ekkehard Pracht signed a new landing gear overhaul agreement at Singapore Airshow
Kojiro Yamashita, vice-president of procurement at Japan Airlines (left) and Ekkehard Pracht signed a new landing gear overhaul agreement at Singapore Airshow

Liebherr-Aerospace and Japan Airlines (JAL) have signed a long-term service contract for the overhaul of landing gears.

With this contract, Liebherr-Aerospace becomes the exclusive service provider for J-Air, a subsidiary of the JAL Group, for the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of the landing gears of the airline’s E170 and E190 fleet.

Following the completion of the initial landing gear overhaul programme which had started in 2019, this new contract renews the profound partnership between JAL and Liebherr-Singapore by extending the earlier landing gear overhaul program by another 17 landing gear sets. The new overhaul programme is planned to start in mid-2024 and will extend until 2028.

"It is with great excitement that we embark on this continuous journey with Japan Airlines,” said Ekkehard Pracht, general manager aerospace at Liebherr-Singapore at the contract signing. “We are honoured and grateful for their decision to once again entrust Liebherr-Aerospace with the overhaul of the landing gears for the remaining E170 aircraft and the entire E190 fleet. The contract is also proof of our continuous efforts to expand our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region."

The complete landing gear system for the E-Jet family (E170/175, E190/195) was developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s centre of competence for flight control, actuation, gears as well as gearboxes and landing gear systems.

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