Liebherr-Aerospace, a supplier of system components for the aviation industry, has entered into an agreement with US-based Nordam, to develop and certify anti-ice valves. The components will then be utilised on NORDAM-developed engine build-up system for A320neo equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine.
Designed to prevent the formation of ice on the engine’s cowl, the valves will be manufactured at Liebherr-Aerospace’s centre of competence for air management systems. Following that, the valves will then be packaged into ship-sets of two pneumatic valves per nacelle, a redundancy designed to prevent engine overheating.
Nicolas Bonleux, managing director & chief commercial officer, Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, said: “This contract marks a major milestone in our long-term strategy to offer technical solutions for aircraft-engine applications, and to continuously extend and consolidate our activities in this market.”
He added: “We are happy to support NORDAM as we supply our products to a nacelle provider for the first time.”
For over 50 years, Liebherr-Aerospace has been a global supplier for the aviation industry, producing key systems for both military and commercial applications. Their extensive portfolio includes everything from flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems, to gears, gearboxes and electronics.
Their components are utilised on a range of aircraft types including wide-body aeroplanes, single-aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat air vehicles & transports, as well as civil helicopters.