Re: 'Gas' used in tires of airliners?

From:         drinkard@bcstec.ca.boeing.com (Terrell D. Drinkard)
Organization: The Boeing Company
Date:         22 Jan 96 03:24:16 
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In article <airliners.1996.31@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Christoph Bernhardt <bernhard@eurecom.fr> wrote:
>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.

The tires, and the shock struts for that matter, are filled with nitrogen.

Terry

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