AIR5565 Historical Design Information of Aircraft Landing Gear and Control Actuation Systems

Reaffirmed

09/08/2022

Features
Issuing Committee
Scope
Content
This aerospace information report (AIR) provides historical design information for various aircraft landing gear and actuation/control systems that may be useful in the design of future systems for similar applications. It presents the basic characteristics, hardware descriptions, functional schematics, and discussions of the actuation mechanisms, controls, and alternate release systems.
The report is divided into two basic sections:
  1. 1
    Landing gear actuation system history from 1876 to the present. This section provides an overview and the defining examples that demonstrate the evolution of landing gear actuation systems to the present day.
  2. 2
    This section of the report provides an in depth review of various aircraft. A summary table of aircraft detail contained within this section is provided in paragraph 4.1.
The intent is to add new and old aircraft retraction/extension systems to this AIR as the data becomes available.
NOTES
  1. 1
    For some aircraft, the description is incomplete, due to difficulties in obtaining the data.
Rationale
Content
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides historical design information for various aircraft landing gear and actuation/control systems that may be useful in the design of future systems for similar applications. It presents the basic characteristics, hardware descriptions, functional schematics, and discussions of the actuation mechanisms, controls, and alternate release systems. This AIR is intended as a reference source of information for aircraft actuation system designs. The exclusion or omission of any other appropriate actuation system or subsystem should not limit consideration of its use on future aircraft.
AIR5565 has been reaffirmed to comply with the SAE Five-Year Review policy.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR5565
Pages
263
Citation
SAE International Information Report, Historical Design Information of Aircraft Landing Gear and Control Actuation Systems, SAE Standard AIR5565, Reaffirmed September 2022, Issued July 2017, https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR5565.
Additional Details
Publisher
Published
Sep 8, 2022
Product Code
AIR5565
Content Type
Information Report
Status
Reaffirmed
Language
English

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