Signs that Your Aircraft Landing System Needs Service

It’s one of those weird quirks that only Americans seem to do and get made fun of on the internet for: clapping when the plane lands. It seems silly and completely unnecessary. But when you really think about how many things go into making sure the plane flies and lands smoothly, clapping because your plane landed safely and smoothly is not that ridiculous. There’s a lot of ways that a plane’s landing system can be damaged. Fortunately, there’s also a lot of ways that the pilot and mechanics can check the landing systems. Here are the 3 easiest ways to know if the landing systems are compromised.

If the wheels are wobbling, it’s highly likely that the wheels and tires need to be re-balanced. If there are signs of severe wear and tear on the outside or inside edge of the tire, it may be a good time to have the alignment checked and the tires serviced or replaced.

If there are leaks in the hydraulic fluid system, that usually means that there’s going to be a problem with the aircraft braking system. Hydraulic fluid leaks can be both internal and external, so it’s important to know which section of the hose system the source of the leak could be.

And most importantly, if there is any indication from the cockpit, pilots should bring them to their mechanic’s attention immediately. Modern technology allows the cockpit to communicate any problems the aircraft may have to the pilot well before they become a dire problem. Another warning the pilot can feel in the cockpit is if the aircraft pulls to one side or the other.

Routinely checking your aircraft landing systems can make all the difference between passengers clapping for seemingly no reason and passengers complaining about the bad landing. Little problems here and there can become dire if they are ignored. But, finding that there’s a problem is only half the battle. Different aircraft need different brands and types of landing system components. And sometimes, that means hunting down an obsolete or hard-to-find part. Luckily, we, at ASAP Aviation Procurement, make finding even the most obsolete and hard-to-find components easy and quick. To find out more about landing systems or to get a quick quote, just call us at +1-702-919-1616, or email us at

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Tail Wheel-Type Landing Gear

·         Conventional landing gear

·         Located forward of the center of gravity

·         Require wheel support under the tail

·         Angle of aircraft allows for the addition of a propeller

Tandem Landing Gear

·         Main gear and tail gear are aligned on the longitudinal axis

·         Commonly used by sailplanes

·         Permits use of flexible wings for aircraft

Tricycle-Type Landing Gear

·         Allows for more vigorous braking without a resulting nosedive

·         Enables faster landing speeds

·         Better visibility from flight deck

·         Prevents ground-looping

Fixed and Retractable Landing Gear

·         Fixed

o   Usually used on small, single-engine aircrafts

o   Gear is attached to the airframe, always in an extended position

o   Can cause parasite drag due to air resistance

o   Pilots can use to their advantage when needing to slow aircraft down

o   Wheels are most commonly used –skids, skis and floats can also be applied

·         Retractable

o   Stowed in fuselage or wing compartments when not in use

o   Eliminate parasite drag, reduce air resistance

o   Add additional weight to aircraft (on aircraft that are already slower, the penalty of added weight overcomes any parasitic drag, and fixed gears are used instead)

Leaf-Type Spring Gear

·         Non-shock absorbing struts

·         Made from composite materials

·         Lightweight and flexible

·         Non-corrosive


·         Cause direct shock on the airframe

·         Rough landing for passengers

·         Pneumatic tires help soften landing impact

Bungee Cord

·         Allows the strut assembly to flex upon landing

·         Bungee cords are positioned between the landing gear and airframe structure

·         Transfer landing loads to airframe instead of landing gear

Shock Struts

·         Self-contained hydraulic units

·         Most common method of landing shock dissipation

·         Support aircraft while on the ground

·         Protect structure during landing

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With a wide variety of different cargo aircraft options, it may be difficult to choose an aircraft to meet an individual’s needs and requirements. Understanding which aircraft holds the best payload capacities, special loading construction benefits, largest wingspan, best ranges, and more are interesting facts about cargo aircraft that may aid individuals in choosing the best option.

The Antonov 26 is flexible and is regarded as an “all-purpose” charter. It was originally a military aircraft that was manufactured between 1969 and 1986. The aircrafts payload is 5,500 kg and has a hold size of 1110x220x160cm. It can range from short to medium haul. This aircraft bests suits flights for heavy cargo, bulk loading and flying to remote locations with a short runway.

The L-100 Hercules is seen as a versatile and robust aircraft. This is a military aircraft with a maximum payload of 20 tons. It holds a medium haul range and is the biggest commercial fleet available for the Hercules line that is operated by a United States airline. This aircraft is a good fit for heavy and large freight and short runways. The Hercules is the biggest and heaviest aircraft that has landed on an aircraft carrier.

The Airbus 300-600F can hold a capacity of 46 tons. This makes the aircraft a good match for higher volume freight. It is a good match for medium range flights, especially to and from middle-east regions, since these flights usually require a high loader for loading. Airports usually do not have this required equipment. This charter aircraft is most used by Fedex, with 68 airframes.

The Learjet 60XR is regarded as a fast aircraft suited for worldwide operation. This business jet has a maximum speed of 859 km/h with a configuration for a total of 7 passengers. This aircraft is ideal for super-urgent and small parts. Due to the great range of the jet, it can fly directly to the United States from Europe.

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 aircraft antenna

Is your plane radio on the fritz? Have you already sunk hundreds of thousands of dollars into your radio system to make sure everything is working out right, and still had problems spring up? It could possibly be that you’re absentmindedly over looking a key component of the radio, your trusty antenna.

You would be surprised at how many issues can be chalked up to the aircraft antenna being faulty. Anything from hearing constant static to jumpy signals, a long list of common problems can be tied back to the antenna.

Because the antenna is on the outside it is subject to anything that mother nature can throw at it. Antennas go through storms, heavy wind, searing heat and even get hit with bugs here and there. If they are not mounted correctly they can be subject to jostling which can cause chipped and destruction. A common mistake that is made when applying the antenna to the plane is not cleaning the surface where the antenna will be attached thoroughly. The surface must be free of any dirt, dust, debris or any additives, such as paint or sealant. Matching frequency lengths up is also an important step in ensuring that everything is working properly.

If you decide that your antenna does need to be replaced there are a few different types on the market. Communication antennas are basic, long and can be positioned in multiple places. Navigation antennas come in three models, each being responsible for different things. Lastly, there is the marker beacon antenna which can only be fitted to the underside of a plane and sits parallel to the planes underside.

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different types of actuators

When looking into actuators for aircrafts there are three options to choose from and finding the one that works best for your aircraft is what is most important. There are a few types of actuators to choose from when looking to replace or upgrade your current actuator.

An actuator is a device that can manipulate energy in order to convert it into a force that can perform its duties accordingly. An actuator typically has a few pistons and a couple seals all tucked away inside a discreet housing system. Each component plays a key role in maintaining a fluid and cohesive unit. When looking into cylinders that can actuate there will be two main kinds, the double action and the smaller single action, that can push energy around in only one direction.

Linear Actuator

A linear actuator, takes fluid that is entered on the left side and pushes it all the way through to the right. This is the only direction this type of actuator can move in. As fluid is pushed out, air is subsequently pushed in, which builds up the pressure, causing the mechanism to work properly. A double action can perform all of the same functions but can operate in more than just the simple left to right motion and can instead move in four directions.

Rotary Actuator

Rotary’s are generally smaller and more compact. This means they are able to perform their duties in smaller spaces. With so many options it is easy to find an actuator who’s form and function meet the desired requirements of your project .

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Luxurious Private Jet Global 7000

The long awaited Global 7000 has finally entered the final stage of completion. The current progress of the aircraft is destined to obtain its type certificate during the second half of the current year. To date the aircraft has incurred over 1300 flight hours through out the testing period. Managing to complete what is known as fatigue testing to their full airframe of the FTV5.

The program includes an entire fleet but has one particular aircraft that has been modified for a different variation of the model. The modified aircraft FTV5 has been nicknamed “The Master Piece” while also being named the anchor of the entire operation.

The aircraft comes with a state of the art propulsion and aircraft system. Made with an entire four zone interior that comes configured with a production-representative flight control system. It is also incorparted with a extremely popular airborne wireless system known as the Ka- band data link.

The Global 7000 is compared to aircrafts such as the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER. The books prove that they have reached astonishing numbers for both models which has brought them to have one of their most record breaking sales quarters since 2014. Reported sales have been marked at 78% increase in orders for the final quarter of the year 2017.

Global 7000 is more efficient and offers more room than the opposing aircraft. The 7000 can offer more room with its capacity measuring up to 2.5m in cabin space .

The 7,400nm (13,700km) range of a Global 7000 with eight passengers sits between the 7,000nm range of the G650 and the 7,500nm range of the G650ER.

According to the luxurious Private Jet Global 7000 is priced at 72.8 million US dollars.

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aerospace gearbox

Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-aerospace Lindenberg GmbH have set a record for the world’s most powerful gearbox, with a total of 70,000 horsepower. With the power of about 400 family carts at full throttle. They accomplished this only months after they started testing it in May. This aerospace gearbox will be used for the UltraFan engine, assisting in making it more efficient with the use of increased endurance and reliability. This gearbox is so powerful, it can transmit more power than an entire grid of Formula 1 cars when running at full power.

This efficient design is lighter allowing the UltraFan to offer an up to 25% fuel efficiency. It is achieved by allowing the engine in the center to run at high speeds, while the fans on the outer rim run slower. Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-aerospace Lindenberg GmbH have been working on their next generation products, and this gearbox is the big step they needed for continuous increasing success. Rolls-Royce aviation components have always been a place to look for innovative new-comings. Assisting Rolls-Royce continuously make history is Liebherr-aerospace Lindenberg GmbH.

This UltraFan using the new gearbox is currently being tested for circumstances it would encounter while on the wing of an aircraft and doing great. However, the UltraFan will not be available until 2025. It will have features including; low emissions and max fuel burn efficiency, light weight, heat resistance while requiring less cooling air, and power efficiency. Neither Rolls-Royce or Liebherr-aerospace Lindenberg GmbH will stop here. They both continue to brainstorm and act on innovative products that will land the aerospace industry into the next generation of abilities and efficiency.

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Amphibian Seaplane AG-600

State run Aviation company, Aviation Industry Corporation of China has created what is known as the AG-600 “amphibian” sea plane. The AG-600 also known as the Kunlong by its natives the aircraft initiates its first flight from land. The aircraft has full capability of departing from the large bodies of water. The process of creating such as unique aircraft took a process of approximately 7 years. Its main purpose is to be able to perform different variety of tasks such as sea rescues, firefighting and will be used as a law enforcement for Southern Chinas artificial islands.

It’s one of kind design makes it the one and only in the industry and the beginning to aircrafts of its type. Becoming the world’s largest land and sea aircraft having completed its first flight from the Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. Aviation Industry Corporation has created the AG-600 with strictly Chinese components. The aircraft will be equipped with four WJ-6 engines deriving from older model engines made in the 1950s. The aircraft will not carry any ammunition but is suitable for carrying large missiles or torpedoes due the size and capacity of the aircraft.

The AG600 has a wingspan of 121 feet and a maximum takeoff weight of 53.6 tons, making it about as large as an Airbus 320 or Boeing 737. The amphibious seaplane features both a boat-like hull for water takeoffs and landings and a conventional, tricycle-style set of landing gears for operating from a runway.

When empty the Kunlong has the ability to seat up to 50 passengers comfortably. Its size is no factor for its ability to fly as the aircraft can stay in the air for over 12 hours reaching up to 2800 flight miles. Aviation Industry Corporation is currently underway on promoting the Kunlong as it has currently reached over 17 orders to different branches in the Chinese Government.

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Twin Jet assembly

Rockwell Collins’ Corporate Aircraft Service Program (CASP) has been a great resource for aviation companies’ worldwide. Providing top of the line maintance to companies in the industry, the program has an extensive list of abilities it can benefit companies that become a part of or renew their contract such as the France based TWIN JET. The French operator plans to renew its fleet of 12 Beechcraft 1900D aircrafts during the span of the following three years.

CASP offers corporate aircraft operators maintenance for avionics and cabin entertainment equipment. Rentals, exchanges, component repairs, comprehensive reliability upgrades, equipment removal and refit coverage are included. –

Twin Jet is able conducts over 200 flights per week to various airports across Europe. Countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland benefit tremendously from Twin Jets services. Twin Jet specializes in various types of works that involve charter/ad-hoc flights, sanitary flights along many aeronautical training and maintenance.

Due to the large size of their flights being carried out at Twin Jet, the company will benefit greatly from the CASP.

The resources at CASP will allow for twin jet to continue to minimize their airplane down time. Rockwell Collins has many parts in their grasp and can provide

The CASP has been such a great success that it has been able to hit and maintain a 90% renewal rate over its time of existence. It offers a 24/7 customer service line for customers worldwide. The CASP is able to provide a set price for companies thus eliminating the possibility to have to endure an emergency repair expense. Twin Jets airworthiness manger, Mr. Oliver Dubois ensures that the company is proud of their decision of renewing their contract stating,” We value the superior customer support, budget predictability and consistent aircraft availability that comes with the program.”

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Pacific Sky Aviation

The Canadian based airline Viking just secured a qualification approval from Transport Canada. This qualification approval is for the Level D full flight simulator for the 400 Twin Otter family of aircraft. The actual approval is through Viking Air’s sister company, Pacific Sky Aviation.

The simulator will have the same exact cockpit, avionics systems and flight behavior, making it an exact replica of the Twin Otter Series 400. These simulators will allow instructors to create training events from any GPS location or airport. This feature will allow customers to operate from virtually any where at any time, and allows for special operations unique to the Series 400 Twin Otter. The digital stimulation will also allow for instructors to replicate emergency scenarios that are approved by the aircraft manufacturer. This will allow for training piolets to get ‘real’ practice. The simulator will also allow for practice in take-off and landing in various states which include; sea, winds and water conditions.

This leading-edge technology will allow Vikings to better train its customers in diverse situations. The training will allow for piolets to follow better safety procedures, proficiency in emergency situations and expertise in take off and landing.

Viking is the aviation manufacturer or the series 400 Twin Otter, one of the worlds best selling turbo-prop aircrafts.

The 400 Twin Otter aircraft has been sold to 26 countries worldwide, which will all have new and improved safety training. This is a big step in the right direction for Viking Inc, as this collaboration will overall improve their brand, and their aircrafts. Viking believes that this simulator will highly improve the lives of their customers, and the safety of passengers.

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