5NFGS wrote:BFGoodrich, Bridgestone and Dunlop are also other suppliers I know of. Prices and cycles, I will leave for more experienced people to answer.
robby31 wrote:This leads me to wonder how many cycles aircraft tyres can reasonably sustain on average?
Lebombo has used 3384 tyres at a cost of R10 000 each – R30.4 million - nearly double the purchase price of the aircraft.
Viper911 wrote:5NFGS wrote:BFGoodrich, Bridgestone and Dunlop are also other suppliers I know of. Prices and cycles, I will leave for more experienced people to answer.
Don't forget Michelin.
Ziyulu wrote:Do they require tire rotation and balancing like a regular car?
notaxonrotax wrote:Discarded aircraft tires, new or old, are welcomed in other industries:
hitower3 wrote:notaxonrotax wrote:Discarded aircraft tires, new or old, are welcomed in other industries:
I can confirm that. My uncle owns a farm in Germany and his manure trailer was equipped with 4 large aircraft tires. They were much less inflated (about 2bar / 29psi) to better distribute the load on a large surface. Works like a charm and there is plenty of supply.
airportugal310 wrote:Sometimes if you get a write-up for a nosewheel shimmy, both tires will be replaced to save time. Easier than trying to figure out which tire(s) is out of whack and take a bigger delay as a result. Not saying its the right way, just saying its one way...
Most AMMs will have both nose wheel tires changed at a time, it’s not just for ease of work.
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