A QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 gets A FREAKY-TYRE or is that a Leaky-Tyre?

 

A QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 gets a FREAKY-TYRE or is that a Leaky Tyre?
A QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 gets a FREAKY-TYRE or is that a Leaky-Tyre?

Don’t you hate getting a flat tyre? It always happens when you are in a hurry or out on the road in your Sunday best. Recently, while at Melbournes Tullamarine Airport, I watched this QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 undergoe a wheel change.

A QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 undergoes a wheel change at Melbournes Tullamarine Airport
A QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 undergoes a wheel change at Melbournes Tullamarine Airport

The Sunstate Airlines arm of QantasLink, a subsidiary of Qantas Airways operates this particular aircraft which it received in June 2006. Seating up to 74 passengers in an all economy class configuration, Sunstate operates a total of 29 Dash-8 Q400’s

QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 wheel brace ready for the new tyre
QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 wheel brace ready for the new tyre

 

The new tyre about to go on the QantasLink Dash-8 Q400
The new tyre about to go on the QantasLink Dash-8 Q400

 

Tightening the bolts on the new tyre inplace on the Dash-8 Q400
Tightening the bolts on the new tyre inplace on the Dash-8 Q400

It was quite fascinating to see the old wheel come off and the new one rolled out and bolted onto the aircraft. The wheels and tyres withstand the aircraft landing at a maximum of 28,000kgs, so I’m sure those bolts were tight!

The QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 on its way back into the air
The QantasLink Dash-8 Q400 on its way back into the air
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love how much you love planes! I wouldn’t have even noticed that!

    1. Yeah bit of a freak hey! lol

  2. Great observation! Great photo capture, too! Thanks 🙂

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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