Airbus opens A350 XWB Landing Gear Systems Test Facility

  • 15-Oct-2010 09:23 EDT

Airbus has opened the A350 XWB Landing Gear Systems Test Facility at its site in Filton in the U.K. Construction of the €39 million facility started in January 2009. Inside there is a large bay that will house the following: the landing gear systems integrated rigs; an avionics suite with test benches known as the Landing Gear Systems Functional Integration Benches; a control room from which all tests are coordinated; a parts store; and a dedicated viewing area for visitors. The building uses technology to reduce its environmental footprint, including natural light and temperature monitoring systems that will ensure that just the right amount of energy is used to heat and light the building. Approximately 30 full-time employees will work in the landing gear systems test facility when the rigs enter the initial test phase in mid-2011.

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