Boeing adds Michelin to 787 Dreamliner Partner Team

Travel News Asia 8 June 2005

Michelin has been chosen by Boeing as the second source for aftermarket nose and main tires for the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger airplane.

Michelin will offer a combination of traditional radial construction tires and new lightweight Near Zero Growth (NZG) construction tires. NZG construction offers increased resistance to cuts and wear. The 787 will have 10 tires; two for the nose landing gear and eight for the main landing gear.

"With innovative tire technologies and proven performance on other Boeing programs, Michelin is a great addition to our partner team," said Boeing 787 Vice President and General Manager Mike Bair. 

"Like Michelin, Boeing is applying cutting-edge innovation to improve mobility," said Bob Carroll, international vice president of Marketing and Sales for Michelin Aircraft Tires. "Our radial tire and NZG technology is a great fit for the new 787 Dreamliner and we're proud to be a part of such an important aviation advancement." 

Michelin tires are delivered on Boeing 737NG and 747-400ER airplanes. Michelin offers approved tires for all current Boeing airplane models.

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