From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dennis Chamberlin) Organization: Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, OR. Date: 29 Dec 92 12:39:16 PST References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1992.192@royko.Chicago.COM> email@example.com.COM (Gary Benson) writes: > >Does anyone have any estimates about the costs using the current "cloud of >smoke" and friction method of landing? How much does one of those tires >cost? > I recall an old issue of AWST that described the certification flight test program for the first 747. The flight test budget included a 3 million $ line item for "Wheels, tires, and brakes". At least one of these tests was known to be destructive. The worst-case demonstration of a takeoff abort would seem to thoroughly cook all of the tires and brakes. I don't know if any of the wheels were savable.