Kingsbury supports £22.5m landing gear project, iBREAK, in collaboration with Airbus.

3D-printing the next generation of landing gear. 

Kingsbury will play a crucial role in developing and manufacturing major landing gear structural components, as part of a multi-million, Government-backed green air research project. 

iBREAK is a collaborative project between industry giants, Airbus, and 15 other businesses, academics and research organisations. The project is valued at £22.5 million, and will fund the vital research and development of greener landing gear structural components. 

Funding comes from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), and was unveiled alongside other greener air travel initiatives at the Paris Air Show 2023, in partnership with the Government’s Department for Business and Trade.

iBREAK will call upon innovative machining techniques and technologies, such as powder hot isostatic pressing, composite manufacturing, and 3D metal printing (additive manufacturing), to help radically increase the competitiveness of aircraft production, and reduce its time to market and industrial CO2 footprint by as much as -30%.

We’re delighted to work alongside Airbus and like-minded partners on the iBREAK project. Additive manufacturing has the power to revolutionise aircraft design and development. We believe adopting 3D metal printing for the next generation of landing gear will be key in delivering faster, smarter and greener air travel

Martin Hamill
Business Development Manager – Additive, Kingsbury

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