Airlines, as well as air forces, have always been discreet about tire retreading and very discerning. In recent years the demands by airlines to retread their tires increased because of the results achieved which often exceeded those of new tires.
Aircraft tires' performance is evaluated by number of landings and not by mileage as other tires. This is despite the fact that aircraft today cover a great deal of mileage on land, due to the proximity to the terminal and the increased lengths of runways. Most users do not realize that the main hysteresis of aircraft tires often occurs reaching the point of take off rather than landing, To meet the stringent requirements, aircraft retreading is produced with a very discerning QC done at all stages of production by very qualified inspectors. There is still a great dependence on the human factor, even though new automated inspection instruments are being introduced for both tires and
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