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By Jason Jensen
FAASTeam Safety Representative 

Under Pressure: Don't Forget Tire Maintenance

 

January 1, 2022



One of the simplest tasks in aviation can also be one of the most overlooked…tire care. Our tires spend most of their time not turning, whether sitting on the ground or flying in the air. One would assume that they should require very little attention or maintenance because of this fact.

Well, there is a hint of truth to this thought process. However, when you think of the times when the tire is needed during flight ops (taxiing, takeoff and landing), we realize that we really need those tires to do their job well.

There are many sources of information on the internet from tire manufact...



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