FAA Emphasizes Proper Tire Maintenance for Aircraft

 - January 30, 2011, 10:00 AM

The FAA issued a Safety Alert For Operators (Safo) emphasizing the importance of proper tire maintenance. It discusses the potential consequences of improper tire pressure on aircraft while taxiing, taking off and landing. “Aircraft tires are designed to carry specified loads during a variety of temperatures and wheel speeds. When aircraft tires are improperly serviced they are severely compromised and catastrophic consequences can occur,” it says. The Safo highlights a Learjet 60 that overran a runway due to inadequate tire maintenance.