Airbus UK


Filton, Bristol


50,000 sq ft landing gear test centre

The 50,000 sq ft Airbus landing test centre is located at the Filton campus in Bristol. Its purpose is to test the landing gear for the Airbus A380 aircraft.

The space was designed for rigs to test the landing gear, supported by avionics suites, control rooms, specialist hydraulic pump rooms, offices and a dedicated viewing areas for visitors.

In line with Airbus’ environmental requirements, the building uses innovative technology to reduce the environmental footprint of the building. This includes natural light and temperature monitoring systems which will ensure that the optimum level of energy is used to heat and light the building.