Re: No. of wheels and runways

Date:         29 Nov 97 15:40:00 
From:         k_ish <kenish@ix.netcom.com>
Organization: Netcom
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Luis Manuel Perez Llera wrote:
> Does anybody know if there is any regulation stating that the
> weight-per-wheel is limited in aircrafts due to runways care? In other
> words, the reason for the modern aircrafts wear more wheels than older
> ones is the danger of wheel explosion or the runway strength?

I do recall reading that the weight per square foot is higher for a 727
than a 747, which distributes its higher weight over a much larger area.

Ken Ishiguro