Dunlop Aircraft Tyres receives global business boost with FAA certification

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has approved Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ facilities in China and the USA. The FAA-14 CFR Part 145 approval means operators of US-registered commercial aircraft are able to fit the company’s products. The company has a global tyre distribution and retreading network, and is opening its first distribution and retreading facility in North America in order to support aircraft operators throughout the Americas.

“Having three FAA certified operations covering the Americas, Asia Pacific as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa, immediately enhances our value offer to the market,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson.

“Many operators, not just those with US registered aircraft, require FAA certification and our robust procedures meet the standards of the FAA and other global authorities.”

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres claims to be one of the West Midlands’ leading exporters. Overseas sales now account for more than 80 per cent of the company’s revenue, with tyres made in Birmingham being shipped to commercial and military aircraft operators around the world.

The company has a distribution and retreading facility in China that supports the Asia Pacific region. The site has approval from CAAC and EASA as well as a number of countries across the region including Indonesia and Thailand.

The company is currently exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow.

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