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Aviation Update|December 2020
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Capt. Sathish Soundarraj
All about Tyres

Tyres are the most underrated, specialized product around the world, yet if we research little more, we will encounter various surprises. Essential for a vehicle, but still not much of information given to the end-user, even for pilots who rely on tyres on every take-off and landing which made me research a little and pen it down. Additionally, after discussing with an experienced (AME), aeronautical maintenance engineer got bonus information too.

In the early 20th century, the transport was revolutionized with the invention of inflated rubber tyres which are used in a variety of industries. Starting from the bullock cart to space rovers used by NASA, we all depend on tyres for moving objects not only on earth but on nearby planets too.

Spelling Fact

“Tyre” is preferred spelling in British English & “Tire” in American English.

Tyre Flashback

Even though in 1847 the concept of rubber tyres came into existence, the practical use of pneumatic rubber tyres was invented by Scottish inventor -John Boyd Dunlop in 1888 who’s Tyre manufacturing company -DUNLOP making tyres until today. Since then, we have many manufacturers around the world, producing excellent and reliable aeroplane tyres for safe and efficient operations.

Cost Fact

Typical large aircraft Tyre cost more than 3 Lakhs Indian Rupees, due to its specialized manufacturing.

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