November 14, 2012
Airbus selects Liebherr-Aerospace to provide nose landing gear for A350-1000 aircraft
Airbus has recently selected Liebherr-Aerospace to provide the nose landing gear for the A350-1000 aircraft. Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Germany, center of excellence for flight control/actuation systems and landing gear systems within the Liebherr Group, will develop, manufacture and service the nose landing gear. Liebherr’s scope of supply for the A350-1000, which already includes the slat actuation system and flap components, is now extended to the nose landing gear. The A350-1000 nose landing gear incorporates the experience gained by Liebherr in developing the nose landing gear for the A350-900 program. Liebherr-Aerospace has chosen high-strength 300M steel for the nose gear. Moreover, cadmium-substitute coatings are also being newly introduced. For surface-protection Liebherr-Aerospace has chosen a high-strength alloy produced using the HVOF (high velocity oxygenated fuel thermal spray coating) process.