Tire

August 22, 2012 - 2:56pm
Part 135 pilots can use the SmartStem tire pressure management system to perform daily tire pressure checks.

The FAA has approved the Crane Aerospace & Electronics SmartStem tire pressure management system for use in Part 135 safety checks. In a letter to the system’s manufacturer, the agency stated, “It is our opinion that pilots conducting Part 135 operations may use the SmartStem to perform daily tire pressure checks as a pre-flight task if the system has been properly installed on the aircraft by means of an STC or other FAA approval.”

August 14, 2012 - 2:35pm

The FAA recently issued a legal opinion that allows Part 135 pilots to check tire pressure on all certified aircraft using Crane Aerospace & Electronics’ SmartStem wireless tire pressure monitoring system. According to Crane, there are currently no other products on the market that allow Part 135 pilots to check their own tires.

July 12, 2012 - 7:00am

Mecaer Aviation is to design and manufacture the landing gear system for Bell Helicopters’s new 525 Relentless twin. The Italian company, which already provides landing gear for the existing 429 model, will be responsible for engineering, system integration, and the production of a complete ‘bolt-on’ system, comprising nose and main gears, electro-mechanical actuation, the braking system, wheels, tires and control panel. Mecaer also provides landing gear for AgustaWestland.

November 16, 2011 - 12:49pm

Crane Aerospace & Electronics will be offering an STC for its SmartStem wireless tire pressure system for the Dassault Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 starting next year. The STC retrofit kits will be available exclusively through Dassault Falcon Jet. Crane is in the process of certifying SmartStem on additional business, regional and large commercial aircraft.

November 16, 2011 - 12:49pm
The SmartStem system lets operators check the tire pressure without removing the

Crane Aerospace & Electronics will be offering an STC for its SmartStem wireless tire pressure system for the Dassault Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 starting next year. The STC retrofit kits will be available exclusively through Dassault Falcon Jet. Crane is in the process of certifying SmartStem on additional business, regional and large commercial aircraft.

September 7, 2011 - 10:20am

Hawker Beechcraft has selected the base locations for its previously announced mobile technical support team’s ground support vehicles. The West Coast team, covering Arizona, Nevada and California, is based at AvJet in Burbank. The Northeast team, which covers New York, New Jersey and Virginia, will be based at Hawker Beechcraft's Wilmington facility. The ground support vehicles are supplemented by a dedicated support aircraft.

December 28, 2010 - 10:32am

Knowing your limits is sage advice, and when it comes to aircraft tire wear, it’s all about routine inspection and knowing the facts. Goodyear is offering its Tire Care & Maintenance Manual, which includes facts and maintenance tips.

October 20, 2010 - 1:37pm

Crane Aerospace (Booth No. 2916) has received certification of its SmartStem wireless tire pressure system for the Bombardier Learjet 60 following an Airworthiness Directive issued by the FAA in July.

The AD was the result of an investigation into a fatal 2008 Learjet 60 crash that the NTSB reported was caused by underinflated tires.

September 21, 2010 - 10:02am

Dassault Falcon 20C, Eagle, Colo., Jan. 8, 2010–The Board ruled that the aborted takeoff accident was caused by the flight crew's improper preflight inspection and failure to remove the main landing gear chock, resulting in damage to and subsequent failure of the main landing gear tire during the takeoff roll. The Mexican-registered twinjet was substantially damaged in the crash.

July 8, 2010 - 9:24am

The Mexican-registered twinjet was substantially damaged when it departed the runway on takeoff from Eagle County Regional Airport en route to Chihuahua, Mexico. The airport manager told investigators that the jet’s left main landing gear tire “blew” during the departure roll, and the captain was unable to stop the airplane in the remaining distance.

 
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