“We are very proud to support this collaborative European project with our innovative technologies and competencies. ‘We look forward to provide our experience and know-how and to further strengthen our long-term cooperation with Airbus Defence and Space,” said Gerd Heinzelmann, Managing Director of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH.
Liebherr-Aerospace will take responsibility for development and manufacture of the main and nose landing gear, including actuation, steering and electronic control, as well as the electric-motor driven pump (EMP).
Eurodrone’s hydraulic power supply is purely electrically driven and Liebherr’s EMP is the core of this new power supply. The EMP belongs to a range of innovative and scalable solutions the company offers for de-centralised electro-hydraulic power supply, and can be installed much closer to the single consumers than conventional engine-driven pumps.
The benefits are greater efficiency, less weight and a lower acoustic signature.
The first Eurodrone is expected to be delivered around 2027.