Plane Facts: Airplane Tires

First pneumatic airplane-specific tire: Goodyear 1909 Number of tires on the Antonov AN-225 freighter: 32 Typical cost of a tire for a light plane: $100-$250 Cost of the tires on the Airbus A380: About $5,500 apiece Number of retreads a tire can take: Up to 10 before replacement Composition of almost all aircraft tires: Rubber, more »