Dunlop Aircraft Tyres OE for Latest Bombardier Regional Jet
Aeroplane manufacturer Bombardier has selected Dunlop Aircraft Tyres as original equipment supplier for its new 100-seat CRJ1000 Next Gen regional jet. Dunlop Aircraft tyres, one of two approved suppliers for the CRJ1000, will manufacture and retread the tyres at its facility in Birmingham – a site the company notes is ideally located to provide excellent support for the jet’s initial customers.
According to Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, the deal to supply CRJ1000 nose and main wheel tyres builds on its long-standing relationship with Bombardier. This includes supplying the entire Dash 8 range and, under a supplemental type certificate (STC), all other CRJ variants. The CRJ is, comments the tyre maker, the best-selling family of regional jets; more than 1,500 have already been delivered.
“No other company provides such a complete range for Bombardier’s regional aircraft than Dunlop Aircraft Tyres,” said the company’s chairman, Ian Edmondson. “Our CRJ tyres have proven landing life and excellent retreadability, providing operators with an attractive cost of ownership. We are delighted to have the opportunity to build on our relationship with Bombardier by supporting the CRJ1000 Next Gen aircraft.”
The CRJ1000 Next Gen made its first public appearance at the International Paris Air Show 2009 and is due to enter service at the end of the year. The jet features a range of up to 1,691 nautical miles and maximum take off weight of 41,640 kilograms. So far Bombardier has notched up 45 firm orders with carriers, including Adria Airways, Brit Air and MyAir.