Are aircraft landing gear modules modular in a way where I would be able to replace the Left Main Landing on one aircraft with the Right Main Landing gear from another aircraft? Or are landing gear designed in a way where a Right Main Landing Gear part will always be a Right Main Landing Gear part for its lifetime? (Specifically for Airbus, Boeing, and MDs as there may be an edge case which may differ from these aircraft.)


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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to the site! Unfortunately this is overly broad, as you are asking about airplanes in general. I'm sure some gear components are interchangeable on some airplanes somewhere, but mostly not. If you narrowed this down to a specific model it would be answerable. $\endgroup$ – GdD Feb 5 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ @GdD You have just answered the question. Why is it not answerable? :) $\endgroup$ – bogl Feb 5 at 10:24
  • $\begingroup$ I haven't answered the question @bogl, there is no single answer, that's the point. $\endgroup$ – GdD Feb 5 at 10:44
  • $\begingroup$ @GdD The single answer (that you have already given) is "No, gear modules are in general not interchangeable.", and it would take only one good example to support that. If that Q/A is very interesting, I doubt, but one cannot say that no answer can be given. $\endgroup$ – bogl Feb 5 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ @bogl A single example in no way supports a claim about planes in general. For example, the statement "Today's passenger planes generally have two decks, as shown by the A380" is patently false, while the statement "Today's passenger planes generally have a single deck, as shown by the Boeing 717, 737, 757, 767, 777, and 787, the Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 and A350, and Embraer ERJ, E-Jet and E-Jet E2 families" is true but requires a huge number of examples to be in any way convincing. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Feb 5 at 18:02