Top 10 Aviation Tire Tips
You don't have to be an aircraft mechanic or even a tech expert to get the most out of your tires. Follow these Top Ten Tire Tips from Goodyear and you’ll begin benefiting on your next flight — and landing after landing into the futureDownload Top 10 Tire Tips
Aircraft Tire & Maintenance Training Videos
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- Check daily or before first flight when tires are cool.
- Consider ambient temperature effects on inflation; A temperate change of 5°F (3°C) produces approximately one percent (1%) pressure change.
- Use dry nitrogen gas.
- When checking inflation, remember pressure in a loaded tire will be about 4% higher than an unloaded tire.
- Allow 12-hour stretch after mounting.
- Never reduce the pressure of a hot tire. Remember - 1% pressure change for each 5°F (3°C).
- Equal pressure for duals.
- Calibrate inflation gauge regularly.
NOTE: Keeping aircraft tires at their correct inflation pressure is the most important factor in any preventive maintenance program.
|Cold Tire Service Pressure||Recommended Action
(If the tire potentially operated at this condition)
|100 to 105 percent of loaded service pressure||None - normal cold tire operating range.|
|95 to less than 100 percent of loaded service pressure||Reinflate to specified service pressure|
|90 to less than 95 percent of loaded service pressure||Inspect tire/wheel assembly for cause of pressure loss. Reinflate & record in log book. Remove tire/wheel assembly if pressure loss is greater than 5% and reoccurs within 24 hours.|
|80 to less than 90 percent of loaded service pressure||Remove tire/wheel assembly from aircraft (See NOTE below).|
|Less than 80 percent of loaded service pressure||Remove tire/wheel assembly and adjacent tire/wheel assembly from aircraft (See NOTE below).|
|0 percent||Remove tire/wheel assembly and adjacent tire/wheel assembly from aircraft. Scrap tire and mate if air loss occurred while rolling (See NOTE below).|
NOTE: Any tire removed due to a pressure loss condition should be returned to an authorized repair facility or retreader, along with a description of the removal.