May 24, 2024

At Singapore Airshow 2024, Liebherr-Aerospace and Japan Airlines signed an agreement covering the overhaul of the landing gear systems of J-Air’s fleet of Embraer E170 / E190 aircraft. This renewal of an existing agreement will further enlarge and strengthen the footprint of Liebherr in the APAC region.

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.

Extension of a long-term relationship

Following the completion of the initial landing gear overhaul program 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 program 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 Pte Ltd. at the contract signing. “We are honored 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.”

“JAL Group valued the high-quality maintenance standards that was provided by Liebherr-Aerospace and had chosen once again to collaborate with Liebherr-Aerospace. JAL Group is convinced that this partnership will further strengthen our long-term relationship” commented Kojiro Yamashita, Vice President of Procurement at Japan Airlines.

J-Air, with its main bases in Tokyo and Osaka, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance.

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