Liebherr-Aerospace announced an agreement with U.S.-based NORDAM to develop, manufacture, test and certify anti-ice valves to be used in a NORDAM-developed engine build-up system for A320neos equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine. The contract is considered a major milestone in Liebherr’s long-term strategy.
According to Nicolas Bonleux, Managing Director & Chief Commercial Officer, Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, the valves prevent ice from forming on the engine cowl. They will be manufactured at the company’s center of competence for air management systems, then packaged into ship-sets of two pneumatic valves per nacelle, a redundancy designed to prevent engine overheating.
“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,” Bonleux said. “We are happy to support NORDAM as we supply our products to a nacelle provider for the first time.”