AIRBUS UNVEILS €39 MILLION LANDING GEAR TEST FACILITY

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP October 12, 2010 14:37

AIRBUS UNVEILS €39 MILLION LANDING GEAR TEST FACILITY

Airbus has opened its €39 million (£34 million) A350 XWB Landing Gear Systems Test Facility at its site in Filton near Bristol.

Construction of the facility began in 2009. It accommodates the landing gear systems integrated rigs; an avionics suite with test benches known as Landing Gear Systems Functional Integration Benches; a control room from which all tests are co-ordinated; a parts store; and a viewing area for visitors.

Approximately 30 full-time employees will work in the landing gear systems test facility when the rigs enter the initial test phase in mid-2011. The Airbus site at Filton is responsible for the specification, procurement, aircraft integration and certification of all Airbus aircraft landing gear and associated systems.

According to Airbus, the test facility will demonstrate the maturity of the landing gear system and provide evidence for the certification of the landing gear and systems − especially the extension-retraction and braking systems.

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