Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17327 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted
Thu Dec 16 2004 02:38:13 UTC (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5300 times:
50k lbs is a good reason. Fewer wheels= fewer parts that can break down, have to be maintained, etc.
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Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Thu Dec 16 2004 03:08:10 UTC (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5264 times:
The B727-200Adv is even heavier than the A321 and still only has single axle landing gear.
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted
Thu Dec 16 2004 03:16:12 UTC (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5253 times:
A321's main wheel assy is appreciably larger than the 319's and 320's.
Kerberos From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Thu Dec 16 2004 08:04:18 UTC (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5196 times:
Some do have tandem axles....
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Anyone know why Indian airlines chose this option?
EDIT: I just realized this is an A320 and the question was regarding A321, but still somewhat relevant... [Edited 2004-12-16 08:05:31]
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Flyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Thu Dec 16 2004 09:17:54 UTC (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5186 times:
I read in a book that Indian Airlines chose the 4 wheel main bogies as a lot of the airports the 320 flies to don't have very strong pavement / apron areas.
The 4 wheel bogie spreads the weight over a greater area, making it less likely to break through the apron surface.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31775 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted
Fri Dec 17 2004 09:02:26 UTC (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5089 times:
Anyone know why Indian airlines chose this option
This probably is the most asked question on A.Net.
Do a search.You'll find a lot of Answers.
In the present senerio its not serving any purpose.Although at that time it was chosen for IA because of Not to perfect Runways in the country.
Think of the brighter side!