NHBB’s New Landing Gear Test Rig Performs Full Spectrum Simulation
Test engineer sets up the landing gear test rig.

This spring, the New Product Development Center (NPDC) unveiled its brand new landing gear test rig and began running its first series of wear tests of self-lubricating bushings. The new rig expands the NPDC’s product development capabilities to include the testing of the axial sliding motion of landing gear struts. The rig, which NHBB designed and built in-house, is programmable to simulate a full landing gear sequence – taxiing, take-off, landing, and taxiing. The rig also contains sensors that enable NHBB to conduct tests under a wide operating temperature range, from -40 °F to +325 °F.