tire and wheel assemblies must operate under high
pressures in order to carry the loads imposed on them.
They should be treated with the same respect that any
other high pressure vessel would be given.
the recommended procedures given throughout this manual,
as well as those provided by authorities such as
wheel manufacturers, air-framers and industry regulatory
agencies, will minimize the risks and chance of injury.
In the event of
a conflict between recommended procedures be sure to
contact your tire representative before undertaking the
procedure in question.
the instructions given in the section on "General
Mounting Instructions For Aircraft Tires". Be
Rolling tires on the floor and using mechanical lifting
equipment to avoid possible back injuries.
Inspecting tires and wheels in advance for possible
When inflating tires, be sure to use a suitable
Keep pressure hose and fittings used for inflation in
Allow the tire to remain in the inflation cage for
several minutes after reaching full inflation pressure.
Respect inflation pressures and all other safety
Careful attention should be shown to tire/wheel
assemblies being handled or in storage.
Never approach a tire/wheel assembly mounted on an
aircraft that has an obvious damage until that tire has
cooled to ambient temperatures (allow at least 3 hours).
Always approach a tire/wheel assembly from an oblique
angle, in the direction of the tire's shoulder.
Deflate tires before removing them from the aircraft.
Show caution when removing valve cores as they can be
propelled at a high speed from the valve stem.
Never ship tires in the cargo area of an aircraft at
full pressure. Reduce pressure to 25% of operating
pressure or 40 psi, whichever is the lesser.
Remove from service tire/wheel assemblies found with one
or more tie bolt nuts missing.