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Liebherr-Aerospace: titanium components for Airbus A350

Published on 28/11/2016 01:00 - By aeronewstv.com

Faced with the challenging demand for increasingly lightweight aircraft, Liebherr-Aerospace has chosen to invest in the manufacture of titanium parts. This aeronautical equipment specialist has become one of the world leaders in the sector.

In its German factory in Lindenberg, between Lake Constance and the Bavarian Alps, twelve employees work in a highly specialised department.

Josef Gropper, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer Production - Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS: watch the interview in the video.

Cutting-edge work tools are at the heart of this 2.7 million Euro project. The aeronautical equipment manufacturer relies on the Liebherr Group's expertise in machinery. And in collaboration with Aix-la-Chapelle University, it’s developed 700 tools or so – all of them veritable jewels of technology.

Martin Wandel, Director production - Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH: watch the interview in the video.

Twice as light as steel, and much more resistant than aluminum, the titanium arrives here for production in the shape of a 15 kg block.

Daniel Mühlegg, Industrial mechanic - Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH: watch the interview in the video.

Once they’ve been machine-processed, measured, and polished by hand, these robust, but lightweight, parts equip A350 landing gear, such as this one.

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