August 2017 – Liebherr-Aerospace’s Lindenberg-based center of excellence of flight control, actuation and landing gear systems has been officially recognized by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as a Design Organization Approval (DOA) certified company for landing gear systems (hydro-mechanical systems and structures) to approve minor changes to type-certificates and minor repairs.
This certification demonstrates the compliance of Liebherr-Aerospace’s processes with the requirements of European regulation Part 21, Section A, Subpart J which establishes the certification rules for companies that design and manufacture aircraft systems and aircraft parts.
The DOA is a mandatory certification for every commercial aircraft designer and is also available to system manufacturers such as Liebherr-Aerospace. The Management of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH stated: “This certification will enable us to validate our own repair solutions for landing gear systems. It also allows us to be entrusted with a higher level of delegation from air framer customers in the management of product development.”
Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, sister company of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH and Liebherr’s center of excellence of air management systems is also recognized by EASA as a DOA certified company for air management systems to approve minor changes to type-design and minor repairs.
The DOA certifications enable Liebherr-Aerospace to increase its contribution to efficient developments of aircraft systems.
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, 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 helicopters and combat helicopters.
Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 5,400 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), Montréal (Canada), São José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).