Liebherr-Aerospace Selected for IA-63 Pampa Program
Liebherr-Aerospace to supply various components for the flight control system, the landing gear and the air management system.
Fábrica Argentina de Aviones Brig. San Martin S.A. (FAdeA S.A.), based in Cordoba (Argentina), awarded Liebherr-Aerospace the contract to supply various components for the flight control system, the landing gear and the air management system of the IA-63 Pampa aircraft. Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s center of excellence for landing gear and flight control systems, will manufacture the high lift actuation and primary flight control actuation components as well as landing gear components. Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS in Toulouse (France), will manufacture the air conditioning, heating and ventilation components.
FAdeA S.A. is going to manufacture 40 new IA-63 Pampa III with latest generation avionics, data link and integrated helmet for the Argentinian Air Force, which already operates 20 of these light training aircraft. In addition, FAdeA S.A. foresees a potential of close to one hundred aircraft more to be exported to the Latin American region.
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of ten 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 and air management systems. 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 over 4,400 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), and Guaratinguetá (Brazil). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Wichita (Kansas/USA), Montreal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).
Source: Liebherr-Aerospace News - 29 May 2013
Photo: The Argentina Air Force new IA-63 Pampa III Light Attack Aircraft (Photo by liveleak.com)