Re: tire gas ....

Date:         17 Oct 99 23:29:54 
From: (STeveC01e)
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>> can someone tell me why aircraft tires are filled with nitrogen, instead
>> of air ?

The primary reason is it is required by an AD, as I recall.

The second reason is this answer.

>"Dr.Deepthi Attygalle" schrieb:
> Also in
>case of hard braking the tires will be deflates vi a melting fuse. The
>resulting "air" stream will be directed to the brake discs to cool them
>down. In case of using air or even pure oxygene, the risk of a brake fir is
>muich higher.

Steve Cole