Advances in Aircraft Landing Gear
A well designed landing gear and a proper integration is ofutmost importance for the success of any aircraft design. Thisshould never be neglected but often is, especially in theconceptual design stage. This paper reflects the author's ownexperience in landing gear design on the Saab Gripen aircraft aswell as experience gained on aircraft conceptual designs of laterdates. The aim of the paper is to underline the importance ofspending more time on landing gear design and integration inconceptual design. The paper reflects the importance of properinteraction between landing gear design and other disciplines andabove all underlines the fact that landing gear design should betreated as an equally important design parameter, just as anyother, in the final choice of aircraft configuration.