LYNNWOOD, Wash – May 22, 2014 –Crane Aerospace & Electronics has appointed Satair A/S, a world leader in sales and distribution of spares for aircraft maintenance, as an authorized distributor for the A320 Crane Landing Gear Control Interface Unit (LGCIU).
Under the terms of the agreement, Satair A/S will serve as the exclusive distributor for the Crane LGCIU in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America.
Crane’s A320 LGCIU senses and controls the position of the landing gear, landing gear doors, and cargo doors, and provides health monitoring status. The Crane LGCIU provides higher reliability and improved fault detection and fault isolation benefits, reducing maintenance costs and improving aircraft dispatch rates. The Crane LGCIU has been standard on all A320 family aircraft produced since October 2010. Satair will offer the enhanced LGCIU as a retrofit upgrade to customers with aircraft produced prior to October 2010.
Gregg Herman, Aerospace Group Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Crane, said, “Being an Airbus subsidiary, Satair is uniquely qualified to support all Airbus A320 operators in the region. We are confident that Satair will provide a high level of service to our customers through their comprehensive sales, warehousing, and logistics management capabilities worldwide.”
“We are looking forward to working with the A320 operators and letting them know about the benefits of the Crane LGCIU retrofit,” said Martin Adnoff, Director Business Partner Development for Satair Group. “The Crane LGCIU provides a significant increase in reliability, which leads to better operational performance and reduced maintenance costs. This is exactly the type of upgrade we want to offer our customers.”