landing gear


Definition of landing gear

: the part that supports the weight of an airplane or spacecraft when in contact with the land or water

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That would remove the need for a landing mechanism, whether that be landing gear wheels or some kind of parachute, leaving room for more payload or greater endurance. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "'Gremlins' Will Turn Airplanes Into Flying Aircraft Carriers," 14 May 2018 Pilot in fatal crash reported landing gear, fuel problems A volleyball family grieving Many have seen Cobo filled up with cars, displays and spectators during the North American International Auto Show. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Volleyball player finds light in darkness on court after deadly crash," 1 July 2018 There’s generally a scarcity of second-hand components for the A380, making pieces like landing gear, flaps and engines more valuable, Gehling said. Tom Lavell,, "Two Unwanted A380s Are Moving Closer to the Scrapheap," 5 June 2018 Firefighters responded to the call at 11:45 a.m. when the jet landed without landing gear, said Capt. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "Private jet catches fire mid-air, makes emergency landing at Mather," 14 June 2018 The runway reopened shortly before 8:30 a.m. There was no immediate word on what caused the plane’s landing gear to malfunction. Doug Phillips,, "Plane skids off runway in Key West," 12 June 2018 The post also included images of the aircraft sitting on the runway, landing gear up. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "F-22 Raptor Performs Belly Landing in Nevada," 16 Apr. 2018 The deal, which is expected to close later this summer, follows by six years UTC’s $18 billion acquisition of Goodrich Corp., a Charlotte, N.C., manufacturer of aerospace parts and components such as landing gear. Stephen Singer,, "UTC To Hire 35K Workers Over Next 5 Years Including Thousands In Connecticut," 23 May 2018 The acquisition follows by five years UTC’s $18.4 billion purchase of Goodrich Corp., a manufacturer of aerospace parts and components such as landing gear. Stephen Singer,, "UTC Posts Higher 1st-Quarter Revenue On Strong Sales At All Businesses," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of landing gear

1911, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of landing gear

: the wheels and other parts of an aircraft that support its weight when it is on the ground

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