Tires

October 22, 2014 - 9:40pm

The Michelin Man must be proud. The company that introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire–on the Dassault Mirage fighter in 1981–will provide its Air X radial tires for Dassault’s under-development Falcon 8X business jet, destined to become the French OEM’s next flagship.

Michelin is the sole source supplier on the new Falcon 8X,” said Frank Moreau, president of Michelin Aircraft Tire (Booth 647). “We are proud to have been selected by Dassault Aviation as its official partner.”

August 5, 2014 - 3:10am

Preliminary Report: Four Die in Kenyan Freighter Crash

Fokker 50, Nairobi, Kenya, July 2, 2014–A Fokker 50 freighter headed to Mogadishu, Somalia, crashed shortly after takeoff at 4 a.m. from Runway 06 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Airport. All four crewmembers on board were killed in the accident and the aircraft was destroyed when it came down in a residential area a mile northeast of the airport.

Preliminary Report: Learjet and Typhoon Collide in Mid Air

March 3, 2014 - 12:30pm

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) report on the August 2012 runway overrun at St. John’s, Newfoundland, involving a Russian Ilyushin Il-76TD found a number of actions that culminated with the 140-ton aircraft rolling off the end of the airport’s 8,500-foot Runway 11. Despite the use of maximum reverse thrust, the aircraft departed the hard surface at approximately 40 knots and came to a stop 640 feet beyond the end of the runway. No injuries were reported to any of the 10 people on board.

June 24, 2013 - 2:50pm

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released a final report early this month on the June 2010 accident at Ottawa’s MacDonald-Cartier International Airport (CYOW) in which the pilots of a Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR were unable to stop the aircraft on the airport’s 8,000-foot Runway 7 during landing. With 33 passengers and a crew of three–none of whom was injured–the aircraft made a smooth touchdown 1,740 feet beyond the threshold of a wet runway approximately eight knots too fast.

April 10, 2013 - 11:10am

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.

November 28, 2012 - 2:08pm

Dassault Falcon received EASA and FAA approval to install the SmartStem tire pressure system on Falcon 50s. The system provides a fast and reliable method of checking tire pressure without gas loss while reducing maintenance costs, improving convenience and automatically tracking tire pressure checks. It is also designed for easy retrofit to existing aircraft since it is compatible with all standard tire maintenance equipment.

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 8, 2012 - 8:10am

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is unveiling the latest products in its commercial aircraft line here at the show (Hall 4 Stand C13). The UK-based firm has introduced a new radial main wheel tire for the French-built ATR 72 regional airliner and has started flight trials for radial main wheel and bias nosewheels on the aircraft’s smaller sibling, the ATR 42.

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.

 
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