Goodrich Landing Gear is a leading supplier of landing gear systems and components to original equipment manufacturers and the worlds airlines.
Goodrich Landing Gear is found on leading large commercial transports worldwide. Goodrich landing gear is found on the latest aircraft to enter service such as the Airbus A380, as well as the workhorse aircraft of airline and cargo operators such as Boeing 737, 747, 767 and 777 models.
Over the years, Goodrich Landing Gear has delivered more than 28,000 landing gear shipsets to Boeing Commercial Aircraft, including legacy McDonnell Douglas models. This extensive experience is not only leveraged into new products and brought to bear to mature products to enhance their rugged reliability.
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When Airbus needed landing gear for its new A380 superjumbo airliner, they looked to Goodrich. At 18 ½ feet tall, a single A380 landing gear must support nearly 170 tons the equivalent of holding up five blue whales. The Goodrich main landing gear for the A380 is comprised of four main undercarriages two with four wheels each and two with six wheels each. Advanced materials make this huge landing gear system ruggedly reliable and remarkably lightweight.
In addition to the Airbus A380 and the Boeing programs in production, the Goodrich Landing Gear team provides spares, overhaul and support to out-of-production models including older Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, DC-9, DC-10 and MD-11 models.
BOEING 747-200F GEAR CAMERA '' BELLY OF THE BEAST '' ( AROUND THE WORLD)
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ATTACH A LITTLE CAMERA ON THE NOSE GEAR STRUT BRACKET OF A BOEING 747-200 AND YOU WILL HAVE A LOVELEY VIEW .
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Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 - fantastic take-off in Newark into the Sunset
Lufthansa Airbus A340-600
July 20 2011
Fantastic evening take-off on RWY 22R into the Sunset bound for Munich Germany.
Nice views of New Jersey, the new Meadowlands Stadium including the U2 360 tour stage - they played there that night, Upper Manhattan including George Washingtone Bridge and then Upstate New York.
Fligh time to Munich that night was 7 hours and 12 minutes
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Airbus A380 Tail Strike Test [VMU Test]
Tailstrike is an aviation term that describes an event in which the rear end of an aircraft touches (strikes) the runway. This can happen during takeoff of a fixed-wing aircraft if the pilot pulls up too rapidly, leading to the rear end of the fuselage touching the runway. It can also occur during landing if the pilot flares too aggressively. This is often the result of an attempt to land nearer to the runway threshold.
A tailstrike is physically possible only on an aircraft with tricycle landing gear; with a tail dragger configuration, the tail is already on the ground. Some delta wing aircraft, which require a high angle of attack on takeoff, are fitted with small tailwheels to prevent tailstrikes. Examples include the Concorde and Saab Draken. Some aircraft, such as the Diamond Aircraft Industries Diamond DA20, have a permanent skid installed to protect the airframe in the event of a tailstrike. Others may be fitted with a temporary skid as tailstrikes are sometimes purposefully carried out during the certification of new aircraft.
Tailstrike incidents rarely cause significant damage or cause danger, but may cause financial losses as the planes have to be thoroughly inspected and repaired.
However, improper repair to the damaged airframe after tailstrikes accidents may be responsible for fatal accidents that occur years later (including the worst single-aircraft accident as of 2008, the accident involving the Japan Airlines Flight 123) due to structural failure of the airframe at the site of the tailstrike after repeated cycles of pressurization and depressurization at the weak point of improper repair.
Airbus A380 Flutter Test
One of the most dangerous events that can occur in flight is a phenomena called "flutter". Flutter is an aerodynamically induced vibration of a wing, tail, or control surface that can result in total structural failure in a matter of seconds. The prediction of flutter is not a precise science and requires flight verification that flutter will not occur within the normal flight envelope.
The aerodynamic surfaces of an airplane are constructed so that they can carry the loads that are produced in flight. For example the wing must be capable of supporting the weight of the airplane as well as the additional lift produced during turning flight. The resulting wing structure can be viewed as a blade or spring extending from the fuselage. If we "tap" the spring with a hammer, it will vibrate at a frequency which relates to the stiffness of the spring. A stiff spring will vibrate at a higher frequency than a more limber spring. This frequency is known as the "natural frequency" of the spring.
Flutter will usually occur at or near the natural frequency of the structure, that is, some small aerodynamic force will cause the structure to vibrate at its natural frequency. If this small force persists at the same frequency as the natural frequency of the structure, a condition called "resonance" occurs. Under a resonant condition, the amplitude of the vibration will increase dramatically in a very short time and can cause catastrophic failure in the structure.
The aerodynamic forces which can induce flutter are related to the dynamic pressure, or airspeed, of the airplane. If flutter-inducing forces are present they will increase as the airspeed is increased. Flutter characteristics can be explored by "tapping" the surface at progressively faster airspeeds, then watching how fast the vibrations decay or damp out. The vibrations will take longer to decay as the airspeed approaches a possible resonant condition. In this way potential flutter can be approached safely without actually reaching the resonant condition and experiencing sustained flutter.
The method for "tapping" the surface varies. On some airplanes a sharp control pulse is sufficient to excite the natural frequency of the surface. In most cases a special flutter excitation device is installed. This device will use either an aerodynamic vane or an unbalanced mass which is driven back and forth at the known natural frequency of the surface. The device is abruptly turned off and the natural damping characteristics of the vibrating surface are revealed. The analysis is similar to the frequency and damping analysis discussed under the "control pulse" maneuver, except that the structural (or flutter) frequencies are much higher.
Airbus A380 First Flight
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. The largest passenger airliner in the world, the A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 from Toulouse, France, and made its first commercial flight on 25 October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney with Singapore Airlines. The aircraft was known as the Airbus A3XX during much of its development phase, but the nickname Superjumbo has since become associated with it.
The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, and its width is equivalent to that of a widebody aircraft. This allows for a cabin with 50% more floor space than the next-largest airliner, the Boeing 747-400, and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all-economy class configurations. The postponed freighter version, the A380-800F, is offered as one of the largest freight aircraft, with a payload capacity exceeded only by the Antonov An-225. The A380-800 has a design range of 15,200 km (8,200 nmi), sufficient to fly from New York to Hong Kong for example, and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 (about 900 km/h or 560 mph at cruising altitude).
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Jet Blue Airbus nose gear failure on landing
On 9/22/05, a JetBlue Airbus pilot couldn't get his nose gear to rotate into landing position. This video of the safe and successful landing at Los Angeles International airport shows the best possible outcome to every passenger's worst nightmare.
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Airbus A380 tailstrike 2
Airbus is testing the effects of minimum velocity takeoff as part of the certification process.
It is called VMU testing (Velocity, minimum, unstick).