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 facilityin North America in order to support aircraft operators throughout the Americas.
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 […]
An announcement made by Dunlop Aircraft Tyres at the Paris Air Show today confirms the original equipment supply of its tyres to Chinese manufacturer AVIC Aircraft Xi’an Branch for fitment on a turboprop regional airliner that is currently being developed. Six Dunlop tyres (two for the nose wheels and four for the main wheels) will be fitted to each Modern Ark 700 (MA700) aircraft; AVIC Aircraft Xi’an Branch anticipates selling approximately MA700 units around the world.
British aviation tyre manufacturer, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has identified a site in Mocksville, North Carolina as the preferred base for its first retreading facility in the United States. The world’s only specialist aircraft tyre manufacturer and retreader announced its decision to establish the facility in order to boost its competitiveness across the Americas.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres will exhibit its new radial tyres for regional aircraft including the Embraer E-Jet and ATR72 at the Singapore Airshow next week. The company says its products have become more popular with aircraft operators throughout Asia Pacific since it opened a new tyre distribution and retreading facility in China at the end of 2009. It is now looking to increase its market share with new radial tyres that are a lighter weight and that can offer operators improved landing life.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres reports securing a major deal to support the new fleet of Bombardier CRJ1000 Next Gen regional jets operated by Spanish carrier Air Nostrum. The Valencia based airline operates as a franchise of Iberia Airlines and has 20 of the new aircraft on order, with options on a further 15. This will be the largest fleet of CRJ1000s in the world and Air Nostrum will take delivery of its first aircraft later this month. Dunlop Aircraft Tyres will supply the two nosewheel and four mainwheel tyres for each of the 100-seat aircraft.
In its centenary year, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is part of the way through an expansion plan designed to double the size of the company in terms of new tyres made. With a view to achieving this, the company has set up a joint venture in China with the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, named Dunlop Taikoo. Before the recession hit the world’s economies, Dunlop AT had planned to set up a similar facility to cater to the North American market; plans that are still very much at the forefront of the current expansion strategy. It has also recently purchased tyre-making and testing equipment from Yokohama Rubber following the Japanese manufacturer’s decision to withdraw from aircraft tyre production at the end of March 2009. The purchase and installation of the equipment at Dunlop’s Fort Dunlop plant has enabled the Birmingham-based company almost immediate access to the Boeing 777 market for example, an aircraft used heavily in domestic flights.
Exclusive supply of nose wheel and main wheel tyres to the Boeing 737-300 and 737-500 fleet operated by low-cost airline bmibaby is to be carried out by Dunlop Aircraft Tyres following the signing of a three-year contract between the Birmingham based tyre manufacturer and its long-standing customer. The agreement, which Dunlop Aircraft Tyres says is worth more than a million pounds, covers the supply of both new and retreaded aviation tyres to the British Midland Limited subsidiary.
Next year Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres will celebrate its centenary and, with this in mind the company, it’s looking for help to bring back memories of its history. Dunlop Aircraft Tyres will celebrate its centenary with the publication of a book about the great history of the company. “Our book will be one of the focal points of our centenary celebrations,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson.
“To make sure that we capture everything from our great history, we are looking for people to help with memories, information or contacts and photographs that we can include – either about the firm itself or its place historically within the larger Dunlop/BTR organisation.
Aeroplane manufacturer Bombardier has selected Dunlop Aircraft Tyres as original equipment supplier for its new 100-seat CRJ1000 Next Gen regional jet. Dunlop Aircraft tyres, one of two approved suppliers for the CRJ1000, will manufacture and retread the tyres at its facility in Birmingham – a site the company notes is ideally located to provide excellent support for the jet’s initial customers.
According to Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, the deal to supply 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. The CRJ is, comments the tyre maker, the best-selling family of regional jets; more than 1,500 have already been delivered.