Airbus A380 landing gear
Safran Landing Systems is responsible for the design, manufacture and support of the A380 nose landing gear. The double-deck, wide body A380 is the largest passenger airliner.
The A380 nose landing gear benefits from Safran Landing Systems' extensive experience on all existing Airbus aircraft (especially the A340-600). The forward retracting nose landing gear design introduces new technologies, such as a 350-bar hydraulic system (never before used on large commercial aircraft) and the use of an HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel) surface treatment process, which is more environmentally friendly, to replace the use of chromium plating.
In addition to the nose landing gear, Safran Landing Systems is also supplying 5 major systems to the aircraft :
- main landing gear braking control system
- nose wheels steering system
- monitoring systems
- miniature pumps
- hydraulic filtration and distribution.
Innovative solutions include:
- decentralized hydraulic generation
- integrated modular avionics braking algorithms
- high-pressure hydraulics - 5,000 psi
- titanium integrated
- Integrated logistic support (ILS).
Launched in 2000 the A380 made its first flight in 2005 and entered service in the last quarter of 2007. The A380 has a range of 8200nm/15200km and can seat from 525 passengers in a standard three class layout to 840 passengers in a single class configuration.