bias-ply tire


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bias-ply tire

[¦bī·əs ‚plī ′tīr]
(engineering)
A motor-vehicle pneumatic tire that has crossed layers of ply cord set diagonally to the center line of the tread.
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The tiremaker said the airline industry should consider installing radial-ply tires over the more popular bias-ply tires, where available.
Cost-conscious airlines easily can justify the switch from bias-ply tires.
So we are getting bias-ply tires and shipping steel-belted ones back to the States," he explains.
The tiremaker supplies both radial and bias-ply tires for many F-16 variants used worldwide.
The switch from bias-ply tires to cost-effective radials is easily justified.
Southwest said Goodyear's tires on the nose landing gear of 133 Boeing 737-700 aircraft registered 28 percent more landings per tread than bias-ply tires.
Although many new aircraft such as the Boeing 777 and 767-400 and many aircraft manufactured by Airbus are equipped with radial-ply tires, bias-ply tires continue to dominate the aviation marketplace," Dumm said.
The technology boasts many qualities that bias-ply tires could not achieve, including improved handling, cornering, fuel economy and traction.
Although a limited number of radial aircraft tires will be installed on Boeing's new 777 commercial transport, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) said substantial weight savings will give bias-ply tires the dominant share of the 777's business as standard equipment.