TIRE RETREAD FACTS
- Aircraft tire Retreads are not only cost effective, but they are also
dependable, reliable, and safe. Aircraft tire
retreads are used on commercial and
military jets and by virtually all
flight school operators.
certification of an aircraft tire retread operation guarantees only
the highest of quality for the aircraft industry.
95% of today's commercial airline operations use
retreaded aircraft tires; this is an overwhelming
confirmation of the high quality and reliability of
aircraft tire retreading.
using "Skytreads" aircraft tire retreads do over
1,000,000 cycles a year.
using "Skytreads" aircraft tire retreads take-off and
land over 3,000 times a day.
"Skytread" aircraft tire retreads are
balanced to new tire specifications.
- For most aircraft, tires represent the third largest
item in their operating budget, right after labor
and fuel cost.
- Aircraft fleet managers have found they can reduce
their tire costs by at least 50 percent
by retreading their aircraft tire casings at least twice.
- The lowest possible cost-per-mile is achieved with a
good tire management program that includes the use
of quality aircraft tire retreads.
- Aircraft tire retreads are the replacement tire of choice for most Flight
Schools. Of the all of the tires
purchased by flight schools last year
over 90% where retreads.
- Retreads are also environmentally friendly.
Aircraft tires are
basically petro-chemical products. It takes 22
gallons of oil to manufacture one airliner tire.
Most of the oil is found in the casing, which is
reused in the retreading process. As a result, it
takes only 7 gallons of oil to produce a large
aircraft tire retread.
- Retreaders, like most aircraft fleet operations, have experienced
considerable consolidation. Today, the most
successful retreaders are those with the highest
quality products, delivering the best possible
return on investment to the fleets.
- Because of the competitive nature of the retreading
industry, aircraft owners can expect to see continuous
improvement in quality, durability and reliability,
as the major retread suppliers annually invest
millions of dollars in research and development.