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.