This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) contains regulatory and guidance information related to airplane wheels, tires, and brakes. It contains certain Civil Air Regulations (CAR) and Federal Aviation Regulations (formerly referred to as FARs) from Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in their current version as well as the historical versions. This gives the reader an ability to assemble certain CAR/CFR parts as they existed at any date in the past (referred to as a Regulatory Basis). A certain amount of preamble explanatory material is included, which led to the regulatory rule changes (Amendments to the CFR).
In drafting new regulations, advisory circulars, and policy, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) engineers need to know the previous Federal actions, policies, and organizational structures. Information is also requested on past safety issues and the evolution of aircraft manufacturing, commercial air transportation, and private flying. This brings together as a basic reference a broad range of data for airplane wheels, tires, and brakes. As a factual chronology, it includes only minimal analysis.