The present document addresses gas and hydraulic fluid servicing required on commercial and military aircraft landing gears, for both single and dual chamber (also known as dual stage and two stage) shock struts. This document should be considered as landing gear industry recommended practice but in no way is meant to supersede the shock strut OEM’s published procedures.
The purpose of this report is to outline types of in-service heat damage that have been observed in high strength steel landing gear components, with an emphasis on a particular type that is referred to as “Ladder Cracking” which can develop in landing gear shock struts. The report discusses how ladder cracking can be detected visually and evaluated by non-destructive inspection methods, and how it can be repaired at overhaul with the prior approval of the Original Equipment Manufacturer. This report also describes the use of a bearing material that has resolved this problem without introducing other problems. Examples of other types of service induced heat damage are also discussed.
This Technical Report has been declared “CANCELLED” as of November 2017. By this action, this document will remain listed in the respective index, if applicable. Cancelled Technical Reports are available from SAE.
This document includes requirements of installations of adequate landing and taxiing lighting systems in aircraft of the following categories: a Single engine personal and/or liaison type b Light twin engine c Large multiengine propeller d Large multiengine turbojet/turbofan e Military high-performance fighter and attack f Helicopter This document will cover general requirements and recommended practices for all types of landing and taxi lights. More specific recommendations for LED lights in particular can be found in ARP6402.
This procurement specification covers retaining rings of the spiral wound type with uniform rectangular cross-section, made of a corrosion and heat resistant age hardenable iron base alloy of the type identified under the Unified Numbering System as UNS S66286, work strengthened and heat treated to a tensile strength of 185 to 240 ksi at room temperature.
This Technical Report has been declared “CANCELLED” as of June 2018 and has been superseded by AS6285, AS6286, and AS6332. By this action, this document will remain listed in the respective index, if applicable. Cancelled Technical Reports are available from SAE.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) specifies the minimum design and qualification test recommendations for aircraft wheel overpressurization release devices used with tubeless aircraft tires to protect from possible explosive failure of the contained inflation chamber due to overinflation. Devices of this type provide a means, but not the only means, for showing compliance to Subsection 25.731(d) of Part 25 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Devices of this type will not protect against flash fire explosive conditions within the inflation chamber which may occur due to extremely overheated brakes or spontaneous combustion caused by a foreign substance within the inflation chamber. To help protect against this condition, nitrogen (N2) or other inert gas should be used for inflation.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) addresses the design, installation, and testing of coiled tube assemblies using Ti-3Al-2.5V cold worked, stress relieved (CWSR) tubing per AMS4945. It specifically details five different configurations of coiled tubing. The configurations detailed herein should be compatible with pressure levels up to 8000 psi (55.2 MPa) upon completion of analysis for the actual stress and life requirement of the intended application. Formal qualification tests are recommended to verify satisfactory installation, clamping, and the life of each unique design. NOTE: For information on design of coiled tube assemblies using CRES steel tubing, see ARP584.