Dunlop Aircraft Tyres signs tyre supply contract with Garuda Indonesia
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has clinched a three-year deal to support Garuda Indonesia’s fleet of Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets. Announced at Paris Air Show, Dunlop estimates that the contract with the airline’s maintenance company, GMF AeroAsia, will be worth in excess of US$3 million.
It is the first time that Dunlop, the world’s only dedicated aircraft tyre manufacturer and retreader, has had an ongoing contract to support Garuda aircraft, although the company has previously supplied the airline on an ad-hoc basis.
“Garuda is one of Asia’s fastest-growing airlines and we are very pleased to have been given the chance to support its fleet of CRJ1000s,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson. “The new tyres for this contract will be made at our factory in Birmingham, with distribution and retreading at our facility in Jinjiang, China.”
Garuda operates 15 CRJ1000s, with three more on order for delivery later this year. Each aircraft is fitted with six wheels.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres recently announced that it had secured one of the largest contracts in its 105-year history – a deal to support the world’s fleet of more than 270 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft.