Airbus has recently selected Liebherr-Aerospace to provide the nose landing gear for the A350-1000. Thus, the airframer has extended Liebherr’s scope of supply for this aircraft, which already included the slat actuation system and flap components. This is the largest landing gear that Liebherr has ever developed and built.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH (Germany) will design, manufacture and service the nose landing gear using the experience gained in developing the system for the A350-900 program.
A scale model of the Airbus A350 XWB nose landing gear.
The company has chosen high-strength 300M steel for the nose landing gear and innovated cadmium-substitute coatings. Moreover, for surface-protection Liebherr-Aerospace has selected a high-strength alloy, which is produced using the HVOF (high velocity oxygenated fuel spraying) process.
For Nose Landing Gear, the workpackage remains in Germany for the new A350-1000.