|Quoting Newark777 (Reply 17):|
Probably because of the extra two engines. You can lift more if you have more thrust.
|Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 15):|
Isn't it so that if you distribute the weight over a bigger number of wheels/gears, you can use runways with a lower PCN ?
|Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 22):|
IF the 330 had the missle landing gear, it wouldn't be an A330, it would be an A340 "wote" aircraft. (With only two engines)
|Quoting Buckfifty (Reply 31):|
During landing, the centre gear is not a structural bearing item, and thus the landing weight remains the same centre gear up or down.