Aircraft tires do not typically have a definitive lifespan. Variables such as weather, hard landings, cross-wind landings, anti-skid action and rough or damaged runway surfaces all have an effect on the condition of the rubber surrounding the tire’s core.
Recapped or retreaded tires is standard procedure in aviation and is regarded as being the most economical and safe method for maintaining proper landing gear function.
Some recapped tires will last for up to 100 landings, while others will need replacement far sooner.
The tires on an Airbus 380 jet will last for approximately 300 landings, which is approximately six months of operations.
There are 22 tires on an A380, four more than a Boeing 747 and eight more than a Boeing 777.