Why Did Airbus Make Indian Airlines A320 Width Different Landing Gear?
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November 27, 2020 - by The Flight Detective for travelupdate.com
Indian Airlines was primarily a domestic airline, later absorbed into Air India. When Airbus sold the airline a number of Airbus A320s, the European plane maker created a special version with unique landing gear just for them.
Aircraft manufacturers sometimes make special versions of their planes to meet the needs of specific operators. For example, Boeing made Qantas a shorter 707 than other airlines and many years later added a flight engineer position on Ansett's Boeing 767s.
The main landing gear on virtually all Airbus A320s features a two wheel bogie.
With a maximum take-off weight of around 78 tons, the pair of wheels on each side is...
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