nose wheel

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nose wheel

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nosewheel

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(Aeronautics) a wheel fitted to the forward end of a vehicle, esp the landing wheel under the nose of an aircraft
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A RYANAIR flight was forced to make an emergency landing after losing one of its nose wheels.
When I was a B-727 first officer, a captain challenged me to keep the centerline lights between the two nose wheels.
A report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch revealed that the nose wheels and tyres were damaged after the "aircraft left the paved surface of the taxiway and came to rest on grass beside it, having turned to vacate the runway at approximately 20 kt ground speed.
The company said that the products under the agreement, delivered under the Goodrich brand, include an integrated braking system consisting of the main and nose wheels, carbon brakes, a digital brake-by-wire control system and a tire pressure monitoring system.
This PnP RC airplane comes 80% Ready To Fly with Clear Canopy, main landing-Gear and steerable nose landing-gear, 2 main and 1 nose wheels, 3 Electric retracts, Control-horns, pushrods, links, Spinner, small accessories, Servos, Brushless motor, 30A Programmable ESC and Charger.
It happened because one of the plane's nose wheels jammed, a civil aviation spokesman said.
None of the 47 passengers or four crew members were hurt in the incident but the aircraft's nose wheels were damaged, according to a report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
South Korean-based airline Korean Air Co announced on Thursday (22 December) that it has entered into a USD300m contact with Boeing Co for the supply of nose wheels for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Last week, a JetBlue A320 made an emergency landing with its nose wheels jammed at a right angles to the plane's fuselage.
When the crews arrived they allegedly discovered one of the plane's nose wheels lying in the middle of the runway.