Airbus has selected Goodrich to provide the main landing gear for the A350-1000 long range twin.
The main gear on the -1000 is different to that on the smaller A350-800/900 models which will be supplied by Messier-Dowty.
“The A350-1000 operates at higher design weights than the A350-900/-800 and features an all-new, six-wheel main landing gear compared to the four-wheel design of the other A350 models,” an Airbus spokesman told Flightglobal. “Airbus launched a call for tender to secure best overall value for the A350-1000. After thorough evaluation of the competitive bids – covering a wide range of criteria – Goodrich was selected.”
The A350-1000 is expected to be the last of the three A350 models to enter service, from 2016.
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