By William C. Pope, 439th Airlift Wing
/ Published June 15, 2021
Tech. Sgt. Brittany Spano and Tech. Sgt. Steven Doten, 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs fill the 28 C-5M tires after installation of the upgraded Tire Pressure Monitoring System, June 9, 2021.
Tech. Sgt. Brittany Spano, a 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, uses a digital wand to check tire pressure of a C-5M that she is a dedicated Crew Chief of. She is testing the newly installed Tire Pressure Monitoring System, June 9, 2021.
Tech. Sgt. Brittany Spano, a 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Crew Chief, fills one of 28 C-5M tires after installation of the Tire Pressure Mounting System. Each of the tires is filled with 145 Pounds per Square Inch of nitrogen.
Tech. Sgt. Brittany Spano, an 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Crew Chief fills a C-5M tire with nitrogen after the installation of the digital pressure gage, or the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Each of the 28 tires takes 145psi and C-5M tail number 60012 will be the first Westover aircraft to have the system on all tires. According to Spano, this system will save time on pressure checks during all inspections including pre-flight and post-flight inspections
With this system installed the aircraft crew chief or flight crewmember will simply have to be in close proximity to the tires air pressure stem and with the use of a digital wand can measure pressure without physically inserting a pressure gage.