What’s a Triple Bogie? It’s not 3 over Par, that’s spelt bogey. The word bogie originally came from train carriage wheel assemblies. A single axle that supports a wheel on each end is called a bogie and trains have several of these. This term bogie was then used on automotive trucks that required trailers with multiple rear wheel assemblies. Bogie then translated over to aircraft as they grew from simple 3 wheel tricycle assemblies to the multiple bogie assemblies on today’s large transport aircraft.
Short haul aircraft like the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 have single bogie main wheel assemblies, the Airbus A330 has double bogies and the Airbus A350-1000 has this Triple Bogie assembly on each side. Yet all modern Airbus and Boeing airliners have single bogie nose-wheels.
The heavier the aircraft, the more wheels it requires to support that weight for take-off and landing. Any idea what the MTOW (Maximum Take-Off Weight) of a @virginatlantic A350-1000 is?