BEARING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Landing gear struts absorb the shock that occurs when an aircraft lands to help achieve a smooth landing.
This shock absorption also helps to prevent bouncing during landing that could result in a loss of control of the aircraft.
Usually, two plain bearings are found as an upper bearing and lower bearing in the main landing gear structure whereas a singular bearing is found in the nose landing gear. When under these substantial loads, the surface of these strut rods can receive heat damage or ladder cracking. This type of damage can lead to landing gear failure if not addressed.
GGB AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR BEARINGS