16 December 2012

Nose landing gear doors open or closed during taxing?

Airbus has confirmed that the Nose Landing Gear doors on the A350 XWB, as shown in these photos, will be closed on the ground during normal operations. “The forward set of doors only will be open when the gear is being extended or retracted,” Airbus said.

“The reason that they are open in this picture is that the aircraft is not hydraulically active at the point when the picture was snapped and there was no reason to close the doors for the short road trip.”

These NLG doors are manufactured by Corse Composites Aeronautiques as a tier 2 to Aerolia.

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