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How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?

Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:30 am

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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RE: How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?

Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:36 am

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

Gives you a good idea of the procedure.
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RE: How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?

Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:25 pm

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

Cool. Thanks.
 
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RE: How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?

Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:49 pm

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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RE: How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?

Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:45 am

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 3):

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

What was the reason for the Unscheduled Maintenance?.
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RE: How Do They Change A Tire At The Gate?

Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:00 am

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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