Tag: aircraft tyres

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres considering Indonesia factory

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres considering Indonesia factory

5th December 2019 | 1 Comment

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd (DATL) is planning to invest 1 trillion rupiah (£54.14 million; 64 million euros; US$70.92 million) in an aircraft tyre retreading factory in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia. According to several local news sources, the retreading factory will be followed by a new aircraft tyre production plant as well.

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Tyrata: IntelliTread works in aircraft tyre lab tests

7th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre sensor developer Tyrata reports that it has demonstrated that its patented IntelliTread Internal Tread Sensor (ITS) measures aircraft tyre tread depth in a laboratory setting. Next, Tyrata plans to carry out additional durability and in-tyre sensor field tests.

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Evolved Michelin Air X tyre homologated for E170

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a rigorous battery of tests, Embraer has approved a new version of the Michelin Air X radial as original equipment for its Embraer E170. The Michelin Air X M19602 is thus now available for the Embraer E170 main gear.

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Michelin & Safran conduct flight tests on connected aircraft tyre

Michelin & Safran conduct flight tests on connected aircraft tyre

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

A first for Michelin – the tyre maker reports that, along with Safran Landing Systems, it conducted a test flight of a connected aircraft tyre. Testing of the PresSense tyre took place at the Istres air base in southern France on 13 June, using a Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000S.

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Up, up and away – Goodyear brings ‘flying car’ tyre to Paris Air Show

Up, up and away – Goodyear brings ‘flying car’ tyre to Paris Air Show

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cars in the sky remain pie in the sky, but should the flying car one day become reality, Goodyear will be ready. After showing earthbound motorists its concept for “autonomous, flying cars of the future” at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the tyre maker is presenting it to an entirely different crowd at this week’s Paris Air Show. The Goodyear AERO takes pride of place alongside conventional products such as the Goodyear Flight Radial.

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Gulf Air selects Michelin as tyre partner

Gulf Air selects Michelin as tyre partner

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bahraini national airline Gulf Air has announced its selection of Michelin to equip every aircraft type within its fleet with tyres. Michelin’s supply to Gulf Air includes fitment on its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Airbus 320neo and Airbus 321neo planes.

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Michelin Air X for new ANA Airbus A380 fleet

Michelin Air X for new ANA Airbus A380 fleet

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a rigorous selection process, Michelin Air X radial aircraft tyres have been chosen for All Nippon Airways’ new Airbus A380 fleet.

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Bridgestone radials certified for Boeing 737 MAX 9

Bridgestone radials certified for Boeing 737 MAX 9

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone radial aircraft tyres have gained certification by Boeing for use as main tyres on the 737 MAX 9. This approval builds upon Bridgestone Corporation’s production of radial tyres for the 737 MAX 8.

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Michelin becomes IndiGo tyre partner

Michelin becomes IndiGo tyre partner

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

IndiGo, the largest airline in India in terms of fleet size and passengers carried, has appointed Michelin tyre partner for its entire fleet. Michelin Aircraft Tyre will supply tyres from its Michelin Air range, primarily the Michelin Air X radial, for IndiGo’s Airbus A320 and ATR 72-600 aircraft – a current total of 189 planes.

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GKN’s new airport tractor wheel

GKN’s new airport tractor wheel

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels recently launched a new high-performance wheel for high-load capacity vehicles, with the new wheel capable of taking tyres with 13 bar pressure. The wheel was developed by GKN Wheels’ engineering team specifically to meet the requirements of one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of aircraft tow tractors, Goldhofer AG. In particular it has been designed for the company’s latest tractors which are capable of moving the new larger generations of aircraft such as the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380.

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Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

1st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Rights to use the Dunlop brand name on tyres and related products are mainly divided up around the world between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries. In Australia, Goodyear acts as rightsholder to the Dunlop brand, and this makes a recent court decision significant.

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Kordsa buys US firms Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc

Kordsa buys US firms Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Kordsa has spent roughly US$100 million buying Fabric Development Inc (FDI) and Textile Products Inc. (TPI), which provide advanced composite materials to the commercial aviation industry. With these acquisitions Kordsa aims to follow the same path that led to leadership in tyre reinforcement technologies.

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Europe, North America launch for Michelin Pilot aviation tyre

Europe, North America launch for Michelin Pilot aviation tyre

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin has introduced a new cross-ply aviation tyre for propeller-driven aircraft. Called the Michelin Pilot, the tyre is currently available in Europe, the United States and Canada in two sizes, 15x6.00-6 6/160 and 5.00-5 6/160. Three additional sizes will be available later in 2018, with the sixth size targeted for 2019.

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New CEO for Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA

New CEO for Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA

20th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Andrea Schmitz Davis has been named chief executive officer of Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA (BAU). She replaces Joe Rayna, who retires later this month after 39 years of service to the company.

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Cirrus Aircraft adopts Michelin tyre fitment policy

Cirrus Aircraft adopts Michelin tyre fitment policy

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft, the world’s leading manufacturer of piston aircraft and maker of the Vision Jet, the first single-engine personal jet. All planes built by Cirrus Aircraft will now be fitted with Michelin Air tyres, including the recently developed Michelin Air tubeless sizes.

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