Goodyear to Supply Tyres for Updated Boeing 737 Line-Up
A six-year contract has been signed between the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Boeing Commercial Airplanes for the OE supply of aviation tyres for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 airliner range. The deal announced by the two companies on May 31 will see Goodyear supply flight leader and flight radial tyres for the Boeing 737 nose gear and flight leader tyres for the main gear.
Pierre Jambon, general manager for Goodyear’s global aviation tyre business, said, “This contract is significant, due to the importance of Boeing 737 aircraft in the world’s airline fleets. Because of Goodyear’s global footprint, this supply arrangement also allows us to expand our position with replacement tyres and tyre services.” He further added “our tyres must withstand the stress of repeated takeoffs and landings and the substantial speeds and loads of large aircraft. Thus, aircraft tyres are a showcase for Goodyear’s substantial technological capabilities.”
Goodyear aviation tyres are manufactured in the US, Thailand and Brazil. Currently the US tyremaker is the world’s largest supplier of tyres for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft.