Michelin Awarded Military Aircraft Contract
Michelin Aircraft Tire Corp, based in Greenville, South Carolina, has been awarded a $93 million contract to supply 23 separate naval aviation tyres for aircraft including, F14 and F18 jets.
The contract combines requirements for the US Navy (90 per cent) and the governments of Spain (2 per cent); Kuwait (2 per cent); Japan (1 per cent); Egypt (1 per cent); Taiwan (1 per cent); Malaysia (1 per cent); Italy (1 per cent); and New Zealand (1 per cent) under the American foreign military sales programme.
Work will be performed in Greenville and is expected to be completed by January 2010. 11 company competed for the contract.