First A350 XWB main landing gear set delivered to Airbus
Airbus has received the first set of A350 XWB main landing gear (MLG) produced by Messier-Dowty at Airbus’ A350 XWB landing gear systems test facility in Filton (UK).
Delivery from Messier-Dowty of this MLG set for the A350-900 follows the arrival last month of the nose landing gear (NLG) produced by Liebherr.
Both the MLG and NLG sets will soon be installed together into the landing gear systems test-rig, paving the way for integration testing to begin towards the end of 2011. These tests will be carried out to demonstrate reliability and maturity, and will also provide evidence for certification, especially regarding the extension-retraction, braking and steering systems.