Goodyear has been chosen as the supplier for Boeing 777X Aircraft whose delivery is scheduled to start in 2019. These tyres will be installed on the aircraft’s landing gear and on the main nose.
After tasting the success of Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner, Boeing’s latest 777X is claimed to be the largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in the world. According to the Boeing officials, this jet will be unmatched in every aspect of performance.
The Boeing 777X will be fitted with Goodyear Flight Radial tyres. This tyre is Goodyear’s most advanced aviation product. It utilises the Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology, the company’s latest lightweight radial aircraft technology. Moreover the strong & rigid treadbelts with enhanced rubber offer dimensional stability, longer service life and increased cut resistance.
Pierre Jambon, vice president, Off-Highway Tires, Goodyear said, “The 777X supply agreement is a very important next step in the continuation of the long-standing relationship between Goodyear and Boeing, and is further validation of Goodyear’s commitment to supplying the aviation industry with premium products and services.”
He added, “We look forward to providing our Flight Radial tire for the highly anticipated Boeing 777X.”
As of 1st December 2015, Boeing has received orders and commitments for 306 units of 777x Aircraft.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company headquartered in Akron, Ohio has lot of experience in manufacturing and developing aviation tyres. The company is the leading supplier for different types of commercial, military and general aviation aircrafts. Manufacturing operations of Goodyear’s new aviation tyres happens in United States and Thailand..