It never just stops with the tire. Operators can save money by following best practice guidelines and by becoming familiar with some deeper aspects of tire design and use.
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.
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.
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.
There are three key metrics that are used regarding aircraft tires. This short article describes the ply, speed and load ratings.
Learn your chevron cutting from your chunking or your dry flat from your wet flat with Dunlop's handy guide to tire wear.
Help your work force to say current with tire technology with Dunlop's technical posters. A great addition to any hangar wall!
As well as the normal side wall markings like brand name and size, aviation tires feature a number of other curious markings. The red blobs and green spots which appear around the sidewall of the aviation tire are explained in this article.
Of all the things that operators can do to improve the life of the aviation tire, maintaining good pressure maintenance is right at the top of every list. This article briefly explains why pressure maintenance is so important. For more information check out our useful guide!
Retreading car tyres is unusual in may parts of the world. But retreading a tire for an airplane is common practice. Read this post, which is written for curious flyers rather than the aviation industry, to learn more about the practice and the process of retreading airplane tires.