main landing gear


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main landing gear

The wheels of a landing gear that support nearly all the weight of an aircraft. Other units are the nose-landing gear, tail wheel, and outriggers. Also called a main undercarriage. See also landing gear.
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The spare rotary actuators for the main landing gear on the C-5 Galaxy will be manufactured out of the company's Park City, Utah, facility.
They are included in the Cardinal main landing gear leg kit.
The main landing gear under the fuselage takes the brunt of any landing.
An aircraft should land on the main landing gear ( MLG), and after the main wheels ( on the rear of the aircraft) touch the runway, speed of the aircraft is reduced and then the nose landing gear ( NLG), which is below the nose of the aircraft, should be lowered to touch the surface.
In this paper is presented the experimental equipment and tests of main landing gear.
Redditch-based Mettis Aerospace has clinched a contract with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing to supply forgings for the main landing gear of Boeing 'Next-Generation' medium jet 737s.
The main landing gear and the aircraft appear to structurally intact.
Shortly after takeoff, the pilots noticed the main landing gear doors would not fully close.
Petty Officer Floyd discovered the mechanism bolt for the connecting link on the main landing gear planing arm had sheared at the nut section.
The front landing gear was ripped away from the aircraft and was later found beneath the doors for the main landing gear.
Pilot: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
Under the agreement, BSJ will begin supplying tires for the nose and main landing gear for the ultra-advanced A380 Airbus in the fourth quarter of 2005.