July 22, 2013
Liebherr-Aerospace starts qualification testing of A320neo engine bleed air system
At Liebherr-Aerospace’s test center in Toulouse (France), the qualification tests of the A320neo engine bleed air system have started with development testing at equipment level. In the first phase of the test campaign, performance testing of the pre-cooler and bleed valves is currently being carried out. The system components are undergoing a wide array of tests that will demonstrate their performance and reliability under the demanding operating conditions in flight. The bleed valves feature latest-generation electro-pneumatic bleed air technology, which allows for a substantial reduction in the weight of the system and considerably increases its performance and reliability.