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 company is now leveraging its expertise to design and manufacture the main landing gear for the A350-1000, the latest version of the Airbus A350 XWB family of wide-body jetliners.
Aircraft Landing Gear market covers Nose Landing Gears and Main Landing Gears which contain brake systems, hydraulic systems etc.
According to Harris, the main landing gear struts cost approximately $100,000 each and are rated for a four-year lifespan.
Christian Mutz, LHT's Programme Manager - Innovation, spoke enthusiastically about the project, remarking that although the performance of the e-taxi system was as good as he had expected, he was surprised" by the remarkable agility shown by the A320 during manoeuvres such as pivoting on the spot around the main landing gear in both forward and reverse directions.
The crew was preparing to land when they got a warning signal in the cockpit that the front nose wheel under the cockpit had not come down although the main landing gear under the aircraft's midsection was properly deployed.
Gulati landed the aircraft on the nose landing gear, which is the weakest part of the aircraft and not designed to take the impact, followed by the main landing gear touching the runway.
Early reports suggest the aircraft's main landing gear struck a low wall some distance from the runway threshold, losing both main landing gear units.
The left-hand main landing gear was damaged on landing, and is delaying the aircraft from being removed from the runway," a Ryanair spokesman said.
The Gripen NG can be immediately recognised from its predecessors by its new main landing gear that now unfolds from under the wing root rather than from under the rear air intake fairing, making the way for additional fuel (nearly two tonnes).
Once the plane had landed, a thick trail of golden sparks flew out of its main landing gear.
The right main landing gear separated from the wing and the left main landing gear was pushed up through the wing root.
In this paper is presented the experimental equipment and tests of main landing gear.