Gland Design: Nominal 3/8 Inch Cross Section for Compression-Type Seals
Composite Secondary and Tertiary Structure for Landing Gear
Nitrogen Absorption/Desorption (Gas Dissolution) in Aircraft Shock Absorbers
Component Traceability Requirements for Life Limited Parts
External Hydraulic Fluid Leakage Definition for Landing Gear Shock Absorbers
Landing Gear Servicing
SAFE-LIFE LIMITS FOR LANDING GEAR STRUCTURES
Landing Gear Safety Criticap Processes
Information on Hard Landings
This document provides information on the current practices used by commercial and military operators in regards to hard landings (or overload events designated as hard landings). Since detailed information on inspections would be aircraft specific, this AIR provides only a general framework. Detailed information and procedures are available in the maintenance manuals for specific aircraft.
Because hard landings potentially affect the entire aircraft, guidelines are listed here for non-landing gear areas. But, the primary focus of the document is the landing gear and related systems. The document may be considered to be applicable to all types of aircraft.
This document does NOT provide recommended practices for hard landing inspections, nor does it provide recommendations on the disposition of damaged equipment. Refer to ARP 4915 and ARP 5600.