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.
Having celebrated its 100th birthday last month, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is working toward the lofty goal of doubling the size of its business, profitably, by 2013. “We made this strategy before the recession and it has become more challenging to the extent that it might push the timeline out,” acknowledged chairman and managing director Ian Edmonson.
The Learjet Model 60 is the subject of a recent FAA Safety Alert for Operators (Safo) to maintain the correct tire pressures. FAA Flight Standards Service Safo 09012 recommends measuring cold tire pressure at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer.
The rejected takeoff of a Boeing 777 at approximately 160 knots results in the landing gear absorbing more than one billion joules of energy in a few seconds, according to research recently done by Messier-Bugatti. To put this number in perspective, consider it as the equivalent of supplying energy to the average house (lamps, outdoor lights, refrigerator, television, computer and other appliances) for about 18 hours.
Reports of tread separations and bulges on Goodyear nosewheel tires on Gulfstreams and Global Expresses have resulted in an AD. The directive (AD 2006-18-08) requires operators to replace the tires if they fall within a designated range of serial numbers. The directive affects some 1,000 Gulfstreams and 100 Global Expresses.
Reports of tread separations and bulges on Goodyear Aviation nosewheel tires on Gulfstreams and Global Expresses have resulted in a proposed Airworthiness Directive to replace the tires if they fall within a designated range of serial numbers. The proposal affects some 1,000 Gulfstreams and 100 Global Expresses.