I know some Boeing aircraft feature an up, down, and "off" position for their landing gear lever. I know that some Boeing wide-body jets do not have a 3rd lever position, but still have an "automatic" "off" setting that takes effect after a time-delay (which begins when the gear comes up). Do airbus, bombardier, embraer, etc. have a 3rd gear lever position in any of their aircraft? If not, do they have an "automatic" off setting?

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    $\begingroup$ "Off position" for the gear or off-position for the switch that controls the gear? Do you mean as in "gear up / off / gear down"? Please clarify in your original post. $\endgroup$ – Transistor Apr 13 '18 at 6:22
  • $\begingroup$ What would "off" even mean? $\endgroup$ – ratchet freak Apr 13 '18 at 12:44
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    $\begingroup$ @ratchetfreak We have a question on that $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Apr 13 '18 at 14:24

I was working for Airbus before, never seen it on A300, A320, A330, A340, A380, A350 or A400M. Only Gear Up or Gear Down position.

For confirmation on A320, here the FCOM section:

NORMAL OPERATION The flight crew normally operates the landing gear by means of the lever on the center instrument panel. The LGCIUs control the sequencing of gear and doors electrically. One LGCIU controls one complete gear cycle, then switches over automatically to the other LGCIU at the completion of the retraction cycle. It also switches over in case of failure. The green hydraulic system actuates all gear and doors. When the aircraft is flying faster than 260 kt, a safety valve automatically cuts off hydraulic supply to the landing gear system. Below 260 kt, the hydraulic supply remains cut off as long as the landing gear lever is up. enter image description here enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ To summarize the FCOM, the system goes automatically to the equivalent of Boeing's OFF when airspeed exceeds 260 kts. $\endgroup$ – user71659 Jun 27 '18 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ Im sorry for the unclear question. Regardless, it has been answered. Yes, what I meant was "gear up"/"off"/"gear down". According to the answer (much appreciated!) there is an automatic off position for the gear (hydraulic cutoff to gear over 260 knots). This is what I was looking for. I am sorry for writing an unclear question. Thank you Chris Lau! $\endgroup$ – Xander bonbon beans Nov 29 '18 at 1:49

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