Royal Jordanian Selects Liebherr-Aerospace for the Airlines's Embraer Landing Gear and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for the Wheels and Brakes Boeing 787 Flee
Liebherr-Aerospace selected for the maintenance of RJ’s Embraer landing gear. Royal Jordanian and Liebherr-Aerospace signed the contract on January 22, 2013, Liebherr to provide repair and overhaul services for landing gears of Royal Jordanian’s 3 Embraer 175s and 5 Embraer 195s, as of the date of signing the agreement.
Amer Hadidi, Royal Jordanian president and CEO signed the agreement with Charles Thoyer-Rozat executive vice president, customer support & services of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS during the Dubai MRO 2013, convened at the Conference & Exhibition Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, on Jan. 22 and 23 2013.
The five-year agreement, the overhaul program will be conducted at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH facilities in Germany, granting Royal Jordanian accessibility to Liebherr stores for items and stocks needed for maintenance.
Hadidi said: “Royal Jordanian is pleased to partner with such a renowned, global company in the aerospace domain. We have selected Liebherr for their highly regarded reputation and long experience, in addition to the fact that they are the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the landing gears for our Embraer fleet, which is an added value in dealing with Liebherr.”
Thoyer-Rozat added, “Liebherr is proud of being selected by Royal Jordanian. This long-term deal represents the start of the Embraer E-Jet landing gear overhaul campaign in the Middle East. The Liebherr-Aerospace team in Lindenberg will be a reliable partner for RJ, delivering in due time with required quality.”
Royal Jordanian selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) to provide wheels and electric brakes for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, that are scheduled to start joining the fleet in August 2014.
Amer Hadidi and chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Alain Sauret signed the agreement also during the Dubai MRO 2013
“Superior weight savings and operational performance were the deciding factor in choosing Messier-Bugatti-Dowty’s electric braking technology. These are important factors to our selection, particularly that the Boeing 787s will constitute a major part of our fleet when they will replace the currently operating A340s and A330s, operating on long-haul destinations,” said Hadidi.
“Since the entry into service of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, our electric brakes market share has continued to steadily increase, proving the maturity and operational reliability of a technology that was pioneered by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty,” said Sauret.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty also supplies the main and nose landing gears for all Boeing 787 Dreamliners.