Monday, September 26, 2005


Airbus Front Gear Has History Of Failure

At least seven A320 aircraft have experienced front gear problems that resulted in the wheels locked sideways. The manufacturer claims that this isn't that many when one considers that there's 2500 of the aircraft in existance, but that's a failure rate of nearly 0.3%! It's a testament to the gear's strength that it doesn't break off in such conditions, but one has to wonder if this can be counted on in every occurence. Better to fix the problem, I would think.

Airbus... from the same folks who brought us the Renault.
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