'Gas' used in tires of airliners?

From:         bernhard@eurecom.fr (Christoph Bernhardt)
Organization: Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
Date:         11 Jan 96 04:08:37 
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A friend of mine recently claimed that airliner tires are filled with
a special gas not just with normal (compressed) air. Is this true? He
claims that in this special gas nitrogen is replaced by helium to
avoid some adverse effects if a tire should get too hot or even burn.

Just wondering...

Christoph

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