Michelin and FAA Introduce Tire Safety Training

AINmxReports » April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013, 11:10 AM

Michelin and the FAA Safety Program (FAAST) have partnered to offer pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians a free online tire maintenance course titled The Impact of Tire Maintenance on Aircraft Safety. “Tire maintenance is often overlooked in aviation; this course will help reinforce this important part of aviation safety,” said Brad Beall, Michelin Aircraft Tire zone director for North and South America.

Keat Pruszenski, a manager of customer support engineering at Michelin, developed the course after the crash of a Learjet 60 at Columbia regional airport helped drive home the importance of tire maintenance and foreign object debris removal.

“The cause of the crash was found to be under-inflated tires; it was a preventable accident,” Pruszenski told AIN.

Pruszenski developed the program to help educate pilots and maintenance technicians about the importance of maintaining proper tire pressure and presented it at the 2010 NBAA conference. It has since been provided in person at several other smaller regional events and is now available online.

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Harvey Stackhouse
on April 11, 2013 - 10:52am

This is consistent with the passion Keat Pruszenski has for aviation and aviators. He is a breath of fresh air and always worth listening to. I understand he has recently retired. He will be missed in our aviation community for a very long time. We need more like Keat!

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Syed Naseem Ahmed
on April 18, 2013 - 2:40am

This is an extremely useful course for regions where technicians and pilots have inadequate coordination for tire safety and lack understanding of tire maintenance.
This course will be very useful for South Asia and SAARC region. I recommend airlines and CAAs to benefit from it.

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Syed Naseem Ahmed
on April 18, 2013 - 2:40am

This is an extremely useful course for regions where technicians and pilots have inadequate coordination for tire safety and lack understanding of tire maintenance.
This course will be very useful for South Asia and SAARC region. I recommend airlines and CAAs to benefit from it.

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