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Aircraft Tire Technology

Course# Date Time Location

Coming Soon

Cost: $800 USD
Online Registration
CEU's: 0.8
Instructor: Tom Dwenger

Course Overview

The Aircraft Tire Technology Course  is designed to give students a basic understanding of the Aircraft Tire Design Process for both bias and radial aircraft tires, the components of an aircraft tire and the compound characteristics needed for each component, Aircraft Tire Retreading, Aircraft Tire Testing and the Airworthiness Authority regulations and approval process, the proper Care & Maintenance requirements and Aircraft Tire Investigation analysis.

Instructor Biography:

Tom Dwenger spent his entire engineering career at Goodyear in all phases of bias and radial aircraft tire design and development and was a Chief Engineer in that area. In addition, he served as a representative to the Rubber Manufacturers Association Aircraft Tire Engineering Committee, the Aircraft Tire & Rim Standards Committee, several years as its chairman, the US American National Standards Institute representative to the International Standards Organization, and the first Chairman of the Society of Engineers A-5C Committee on Aircraft Tires. He spent 5 years in Luxembourg when Goodyear set up a tire design group in its European Technical Center and was the design engineering lead in setting up 2 aircraft tire retreading production plants. Following his retirement from Goodyear, he has continued to consult for ES3, Inc, a consulting company headquartered in San Diego with its engineering base in Utah.

Aircraft Tire Design Process

  • Customer Request
  • Sales Issues Request to Develop Tire
  • Define Tire Standards
  • Tire Development
  • Bias versus Radial
  • Determine Component Requirements and Details
  • Mold Cavity Layout and Building Drum Selection
  • Obtain Required Equipment
  • Generate Cured Tire Drawing/Specification
  • Conduct Tire Construction Analysis (FEA)
  • Generate Green Tire Build Specification
  • Build Test Tires For Qualification
  • Obtain Necessary Approvals
  • Release Tire to Production
  • Follow-up on Aircraft Tire Field Performance

Aircraft Tire Rubber Compounding

  • Aircraft Tire Component Rubber Properties

Aircraft Tire Testing

  • Commercial Regulations
  • Military Requirements
  • Aircraft Tire Manufacturer Requirements

Aircraft Tire Analyses

  • Aircraft Tire Care & Maintenance
  • Aircraft Tire Investigation Checklist


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

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Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


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