Michelin North America, Inc. and Boeing have signed a renewal of the two parties’ authorised distribution agreement, extending the current agreement through December 2028. The agreement reaffirms Boeing Distribution as a global distributor for Michelin’s full line of cross-ply and radial aviation tyres, as well as tubes for the business, commercial, regional, military and general aviation markets.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, an established provider of solutions to Boeing’s aircraft, is supplying a face shield component to the aerospace manufacturer as it joins the urgent effort to assist medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The Boeing Company has certified The Goodyear aviation tyres for its 777X airplane. With this designation, the Goodyear Flight Radial becomes the first product to receive Boeing system part certification for the 777X.
Beginning in July 2016, Michelin will be the sole source tyre supplier for the main landing gear on the Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range), 777-200LR (Long Range) and the 777 Cargo final assembly line. This range of long-haul aircraft, which can transport 400 passengers on flights covering distances of up to 7370 nautical miles (13,650 kilometres), will be fitted with Michelin’s new-generation Near Zero Growth (NZG) technology radial tyre, the Air X.
Boeing says its new 777X, which is scheduled to begin arriving with customers in 2019, is the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, an airliner “unmatched in every aspect of performance.” As of 1 December 2015, the Boeing 777X programme had received orders and commitments for 306 aircraft, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber reports that it will supply tyres to each and every one of these planes.
The Michelin Group’s Aircraft Tire Division has been recognised as a Boeing Company ‘Supplier of the Year’. The tyre maker was one of 14 companies (and one university) honoured at a Ceremony held in the USA on 15 April. Michelin was awarded in the ‘Electronics/Hydraulics/Mechanical’ category. Michelin also received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award.
Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has won a deal to support the world’s fleet of more than 270 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft. News of the deal – one of the biggest in Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ 105-year history – follows the announcement that the company is investing in establishing its first ever tyre distribution and retreading facility in the United States.
Sentury Tire has produced the first Landsail-branded aircraft tyres. The new tyre can be fitted on Boeing 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 models that have a maximum take-off speed of 362km/h. Sentury told Tyrepress at Brityrex 2014 that it would produce 10,000 aircraft tyres each year. The manufacturer passed the necessary civil aviation standards for this […]
Michelin will supply radial aircraft tyres to the upcoming version of the Boeing 737 after its selection as an original equipment supplier for the model. The 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 8, scheduled to enter service in 2017 and 2019, will both be fitted with Michelin aircraft radials featuring NZG (Near Zero Growth) technology.
On 18 April, the Boeing Company honoured Goodyear Tire & Rubber as one of its 17 most exceptional suppliers. Goodyear was selected from a pool of more than 23,000 Boeing suppliers from around the world and received a Boeing Supplier of the Year award at a ceremony held in San Diego, US. The tyre maker was awarded in the Electronics/Hydraulics/Mechanical category.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, who as born in Ripley, New York in 1841 and died in 1881, was a pioneering figure in the United States tyre industry. When his business idea of producing rubber products failed to enthuse, in 1870 he established his own Akron, Ohio-based firm – which later became famous as B.F. Goodrich. The company introduced the first US-made mass produced tyre in 1896, the first tubeless tyre into North America in 1946 and the first radial there in 1965. In 1977, B.F. Goodrich delivered tyres for the first prototype Space Shuttle.
Bridgestone Corporation is one of 16 companies, and the only tyre maker, to be honoured at this year’s Boeing Supplier of the Year awards. The Electrical/Hydraulic/Mechanical Standards category award is the second consecutive Boeing supplier honour for Bridgestone; the Japanese manufacturer was chosen from a pool of some 17,500 active Boeing suppliers in more than 50 countries around the world.
Michelin has signed two 10-year contracts with the airlines Air France and KLM. Under the terms of these, Michelin tyres will be fitted on around 425 aircraft operated both by the Air France-KLM Group and by other airlines for which Air France and KLM provide maintenance services. These aircraft include 37 Boeing B777-300 ERs, 66 Boeing B737-NGs, 145 Airbus A320s and three Airbus A380s.
More than 12,000 companies currently supply Boeing with components for its range of aircraft, but only fourteen of these could be chosen to be a ‘2009 Supplier of the Year’. Bridgestone Corporation was one of this select group, having been singled out for its performance in a number of areas, including quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise. This is the first occasion that Bridgestone has been awarded this title.