undercarriage


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undercarriage

1. the assembly of wheels, shock absorbers, struts, etc., that supports an aircraft on the ground and enables it to take off and land
2. the framework that supports the body of a vehicle, carriage, etc.

undercarriage

[′ən·dər‚kar·ij]
(aerospace engineering)
The landing gear assembly for an aircraft.
(ordnance)
Fixed or movable base on which the top carriage of a weapon moves.

undercarriage

That part of an airplane intended for its support on land or water and to absorb the shock on landing. Also called alighting gear or landing gear
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The undercarriage is also equipped with single-flange idlers located on the rear of the machine to help minimize de-tracking.
Al-Bahar is offers free undercarriage inspection and free parts delivery in all of its represented GCC markets.
Additionally, the PLUS undercarriage assurance program covers leakage and breakage due to defects in material or workmanship for three years or 4,000 hours, whichever occurs first.
This time the undercarriage lowered and the tower confirmed "three wheels down".
Thanks to advanced materials and aerodynamics, keeping the undercarriage in the so-called "down and welded position" is popular when designing new personal airplanes.
In a statement issued to the London Stock Exchange, the firm said: "In line with our global strategy, capital expenditure remains focused on key projects, such as the new undercarriage facility in China and the resizing of our western European manufacturing facilities to reflect geographic changes in volumes and product mix.
Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (Daimler) (NYSE: DAI) (FWB: DAI), is developing an undercarriage airbag system for its vehicles.
The pilot who had 200 hours experience on fixed wheel aircraft, had checked the undercarriage was down and locked before the otherwise gentle, ontarget landing.
Turin based Intesa Sanpaolo is one of Europe's largest corporate banking groups, with net assets of over ten billion euros and led the banking syndicate that financed Titan's acquisition of the undercarriage division in 2006.
has further increased with the announcement of a steel track undercarriage offering on its T250, T300 and T320 CTL models.
The machine can also be purchased with a steel track undercarriage.
The customers of the WMATA undercarriage specified basic assembly requirements that included building the frame and adding elements such as the shock absorbers and air springs, which allow the vehicle to come into the station platform and have the floor of the car be at the same height as the platform.