AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide main nose and landing gear tires for its new 777X aircraft, which is scheduled for delivery in 2019.
Building on the success of the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner, the Boeing 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, unmatched in every aspect of performance, according to Boeing officials.
Goodyear will supply its Flight Radial tire for the Boeing 777X.
The Goodyear Flight Radial, Goodyear's most advanced aviation product, incorporates Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology, the latest in Goodyear lightweight radial aircraft technology. It also contains a variety of other features, including strong, rigid tread belts with enhanced rubber that offer dimensional stability, longer service life and increased cut resistance.
"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," said Pierre Jambon, vice president, Off-Highway Tires, Goodyear. "We look forward to providing our Flight Radial tire for the highly anticipated Boeing 777X."
As of Dec. 1, 2015, the Boeing 777X program has received orders and commitments for 306 airplanes.
About Goodyear Aviation:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is a leading supplier of aviation tires for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft. Operating a global business from its Akron, Ohio, headquarters, Goodyear manufactures new aviation tires in the United States and Thailand. For more information about Goodyear aviation tires, retreading and services, visit www.goodyearaviation.com.
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