Questions tagged [tire]

Questions about aircraft tires (or tyres).

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Why aren't flights continued after losing a tire on rotation?

I have read about a lot of incidents where airplanes lose one of the tires on rotation, yet they cancel the flights and go back for an emergency landing at the departure airport, risking overweight ...
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Can I land my aircraft on the grass next to the runway at a public airport?

The pavement is hard on my tires, so I prefer to land in the grass.
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Why did the space shuttle use bias-ply tyres instead of radials?

Aircraft and automobile tyres can be divided into two main types, based on the orientation of the tyres’ body plies (the layers of tough fabric that form the main structural body of the tyre); radial ...
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What is the wear limit for tires?

I have 2500hrs and have flown over 30 types of aircraft. I am also a A&P. I have never seen a POH, manufacture or FAA suggestion for wear limits of a tire. The flight school I got my pilots ...
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Do aircraft tyres have inner tubes?

Do aircraft tyres have inner tubes? Modern small single-engine turboprops to the largest Jumbos. If not, did they ever have inner tubes? And if so, why were they discontinued?
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How often is a tire replaced on a 777?

Given that it is long haul aircraft, and is most widely used by airlines in that capacity: How often do they replace the whole tire? How much does 1 tire cost the airline?
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Were my airplane's wheels under-inflated?

I recently took a flight on a (Lufthansa) Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. As I was about to embark, my eyes caught this image: And the aircraft wasn't even loaded with the passengers yet. If I saw this ...
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Why don’t aircraft use run-flat tyres?

Tyre failures on aircraft during takeoff are fairly common, and are usually (though not always) caused by flat or underinflated tyres (via the overdeflection and overheating experienced by tyres with ...
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What is the air temperature inside of a tire right after landing?

What is the maximum design air temperature inside of a tyre of an Airbus A380's and a Boeing 747-800's main gear fitted with brakes, before landing after a 10 hour flight and right after landing? Are ...
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Wheel or skid? Which advantages does each one have when used as the landing gear system compared to the other one?

I would like to discuss this topic in depth, as I have not found a clear answer yet. Which are the advantages of using skids instead of wheels (or viceversa) for the following considerations?: -As ...
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Do I need FAA permission to install tundra tires on a Piper PA-28 Cherokee 140?

I do a lot of back county flying and a lot of times the landing area is not in the best possible shape. I would like to install 29" tundra tires on it. Due to the change in wheel and tire size do I ...
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What needs to be considered when changing a tire during boarding/deboarding?

Passenger aircraft tires are physically inspected by the cockpit crew member or technician after each landing or before take-off, that the tire may have been cut or punctured as it may have hit ...
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Are nose wheel tyres designed differently from the main wheel tyres?

For the heavy large Jumbos like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-800, considering nosewheel tyres are not subjected to the excessive heating caused by braking from the disks and brake pads, and ...
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What causes airliner tyres to burst as often as they do?

Tyres burst - not just fail - remarkably often. The Aviation Herald lists 26 tyre-related incidents this year. I'd expect fast landings or overweight landings and heavy braking to be implicated, but ...
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For large commercial aircraft, how are the tires changed?

Something at least the size of a 737, all the way up to the A380. How are aircraft tires changed for large commercial aircraft? Are they actually jacked up like with a car?
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Would this modified tire work to prespin an aircraft tire? [duplicate]

In order to decrease that initial hit of the tire spinning up to ground speed on the runway, could adding a blades or shape into the tire rim of a commercial plane save on tires by prespinning the ...
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What are the specifications of this Zenith bush airplane's gear and tires?

I would like to know the name (if any) and the specifications of Zenith's bush airplane? I would like to know the size, the diameter, the maximum load, bearing number/type, and so on. Seems that the ...
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When the aircraft tires are “worn to limits”, should it be recorded as a pireps or mareps? [closed]

How should be correct recorded when the aircraft tires are "worn to limits" - as a pireps or mareps (the data is reflected in the reliability report)