As aircraft tyres for general aviation purposes are generally used to perform on various surface types, consequently there are a wide range of tyre options to choose from that are designed for operators different purposes. Overall there are currently twelve different types of tyre available on the market, all of which are regularly stocked for rapid delivery world-wide. Whether your requirement is for soft field or asphalt, private use or flight school, Watts Aviation can provide the right tyre at the right price.
With such a wide range of tyres available choosing the right tyre can be difficult. Tyre design varies to provide a total range from the low cost budget tyres through to premium tyres with superior landing performance, traction and penetration resistance. Many general aviation aircraft will spend extended periods stored outside where ozone deterioration or weather checking can degrade the tyre rubber. Certain tyre lines however, such as the Goodyear Flight Custom and the Michelin Air have greater ozone resistance built in to delay the onset.
In many ways the cost of a tyre will not always represent it’s value, this depends greatly on which tyre is selected against it’s intended use. An apparently expensive tyre can deliver enough landings per tread to produce the lowest cost per landing, an important consideration especially for flight school operations.
For more information on any tyre please contact us for specific manufacturer’s brochures which are available upon request.