Technical

DM1172 Tyre Guide

DM1172 Tyre Guide

Dunlop's DM1172 tire care and maintenance manual is stuffed full of useful tips, guidance, suggestions, best practices and practical information.  Click read more to get the link to download the PDF document.

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Radial Tire Construction

Radial Tire Construction

Radial tires are the most modern design of aircraft tyres.  It is a design that is similar to that of car tyres.  Typically, the radial tyre offers more landings per tread and lighter weight than a bias tyre; though sometimes at the expense of retread lives.

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Tire Sidewall Markings

Tire Sidewall Markings

The information required to select an appropriate aircraft tire and mount it on the aircraft is shown on the sidewall. This list provides an explanation of the markings that you will normally see and a detailed explanation of airplane tire dimensions.

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Tire Ratings

There are three key metrics that are used regarding aircraft tires.  This short article describes the ply, speed and load ratings.

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