In the aerospace industry, landing gear design engineers are faced with one of the most crucial applications for ensuring a safe flight. Landing gear is the principal support of an aircraft during landing, by absorbing the landing impact energy to minimize the load transmitted to the airframe and the passengers on board.
Dependable solutions for smooth landings
Flying can be a stressful and uneasy experience for people, with plane landings being one of the more nerve-racking parts of the trip. To keep passenger comfort and mind at ease, landing gear engineers are responsible for finding reliable solutions that can handle the high impact load a plane undergoes, while providing fluid movement for smooth takeoffs and landings. A landing gear failure forces the pilots to do a gear-up or belly landing resulting in costly damage to the aircraft and a traumatic experience for passengers.
Grease-less solutions for a longer service life
Landing gear solutions also need to stand up against corrosion and engineers are looking for lightweight solutions that can reduce unscheduled maintenance and downtime. Self-lubricating solutions allow engineers to swap out old heavier metal and bronze bearings that require regreasing for self-lubricated solutions that require little maintenance, offer a lighter and more compact solution, and prolongs the life of the aircraft as it will reduce the need for it to be taken out of service to replace failed or greased bearings.
Bearings & Coatings for Landing Gear Applications
Solutions that exceed industry expectations
GGB understands that the aerospace industry requires solutions that meet FAA, SAE, and other government standards and regulations and has designed our materials to exceed these expectations. Our lightweight, maintenance-free plain bearings are certified to the AS9100D quality standards for use in landing gear and a variety of other aircraft applications.
Landing Gear Applications:
The GGB Advantage
Design engineers can work closely with our expert aerospace engineers to select the right materials to absorb high loads while providing fluid movement. Partnering with GGB allows landing gear engineers to feel relief in knowing there is a reliable and durable solution that makes every plane landing fluid and gentle on the aircraft and its’ passengers.
Advantages of GGB’s Tribological Materials
Excellent friction management
Space and weight reduction
Enhance energy efficiency with extended service life
High corrosion resistance
Environmentally friendly materials (RoHS compliant)
R&D partner with a global presence
GGB Bearing and Coating Solutions for Landing Gear