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How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?  
User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 385 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Not so long ago I was delayed because the maintenance crew had to change a tire on our plane (it was a wide body as well-A343). My question is how do they do it gate side? Do they deflate it and pull it off?

I could see the plane very well and was curious if they bring in a huge jack or special machine to life the plane up to change the tire. The tire they were changing was in the main landing gear section-it wasn't a nose gear tire.

Just curious on how they do it.

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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQObeXnSDzc

Gives you a good idea of the procedure.



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User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

Quoting something (Reply 1):
Gives you a good idea of the procedure.

Cool. Thanks.


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

I have seen where the airline changed an ENGINE at the gate, believe it or not. It was a Braniff 747 that required an engine change. They changed it at the gate at DFW, and it took 5 hours. All the passengers sat in the gate and watched the process, including myself. When the new engine was on, they pushed the plane back, did a ground runup of the new engine. The plane pulled back into the gate. All the passengers were loaded on the plane and we took off non-stop to HNL.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 3):

I have seen where the airline changed an ENGINE at the gate

What was the reason for the Unscheduled Maintenance?.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineElevated From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Here you go and it gives you step-by-step instructions on the Airbus 320.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ls-tveedM&feature=related


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