Singapore Air Show

Liebherr-Aerospace Touts Local Heat Exchanger Repair Capabilities

 - February 9, 2020, 12:00 PM
Visitors can learn more by viewing before-and-after heat exchanger repair samples. (Photo: David McIntosh/AIN)

Liebherr-Aerospace (Chalet L65) has brought several major components that it manufactures to the Singapore Airshow this year, with two Airbus A320 family heat exchangers forming the central focus of its exhibit.

The exchangers are presented “in an educational way” for visitors, said the German company. One exchanger is in pre-repair condition and the other in post-repair condition, “giving an example of an OEM's repair process.”

Last year, Seletar-based Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a joint venture between AFI KLM E&M and Sabena Technics (SNT) dedicated to ATR and Airbus A320 family fleets, signed a cooperation agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace under which Liebherr helped SCS develop capabilities dedicated to its A320 heat exchangers. SCS is now part of Liebherr's worldwide network for heat exchanger maintenance and can carry out cleaning and repairs (but not renovation or reconstruction).

Charles Thoyer-Rozat, v-p of customer services at Liebherr-Aerospace, said at the time: “We are very pleased to join forces with a major player in the global multi-product aircraft maintenance market. This agreement sets out the framework of a win-win partnership for both parties that will allow Liebherr to further develop its repair network in Asia.”

Toulouse-based Liebherr-Aerospace and Transportation, which employs 5,800 people, is responsible for coordinating all the Liebherr Group’s aerospace and transportation systems activities and is one of the company’s 11 divisions.

As well as the heat exchangers, Liebherr is presenting examples of its product lines for both the civil and military sectors in areas such as air management, flight control, actuation systems, landing gear, electronics, and gearboxes.

Its aerospace product lines are manufactured at four plants—in Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse, Guaratinguetá (Brazil), and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia).

The company said these systems are deployed in widebody aircraft, single-aisle, and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters, and combat helicopters.

Liebherr is also highlighting the extent of its growing customer services network, with offices located in Dubai (UAE), Bangalore, Singapore, Shanghai, Saline (Michigan), Seattle (Washington), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg, and Moscow.