Westover installs Tire Pressure Monitoring System on C-5M

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  • By William C. Pope
  • 439th Airlift Wing

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.