Boeing has released the first engineering drawings of the main body landing gear for its new 747-8, to be manufacturered by Goodrich.
Boeing has selected Goodrich to provide the landing gear, wheels and brakes the new aircraft family. Charlotte, North Carolina-based Goodrich will manufacturer the nose, wing and body landing gear under the deal. The first delivery is expected to be made in 2008.
The award coincides with today’s release of the first 747-8 engineering drawings: one defining the body landing gear (pictured below), and a second - an engineering advanced material release - for fittings that will be used to hang the engine on the wing.
Goodrich says it has to date delivered 1,375 747 landing gear shipsets.
The 747-8 family, which includes the intercontinental passenger aircraft and the freighter version, was launched in November last year by Cargolux Airlines and Nippon Cargo Airlines. The first 747-8, a freighter, is scheduled to be delivered to Cargolux in September 2009.