Bombardier Selects Dunlop for CRJ1000 Aircraft
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has been selected by Bombardier to supply tyres for the new 100-seat CRJ1000 Next Gen regional jet. The aircraft has 45 firm orders with carriers including Adria Airways and Brit Air. Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, one of two approved suppliers for the CRJ1000, will manufacture and retread the tyres at its facility in Birmingham, UK.
The company’s deal to provide 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.
“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,” states Edmondson.