Jet transport airplane rejected takeoffs (RTO's) at heavy weights and high speeds and RTO accidents/incidents involving tires, wheels, and brakes have prompted an assessment of RTO test procedures and the system by which RTO accountability is achieved for day-to-day operations. It is concluded that 3 to 4% of air carrier accidents, fatalities, and aircraft losses can be attributed to tire/wheel/brake related RTO's. Tire failures and the lack of accountability for the increased accelerate-stop distance required on wet/slippery runways are significant factors. Recommendations are made for reducing the incidence of tire failures and accounting for the increased accelerate-stop distance necessitated by wet/slippery runways. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Flight Standards Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Ostrowski, D W
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFS-160-77-2 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1979 12:00AM