18 January 2015

Lighter tyres developed by Michelin for A350 XWB.



The A350-900 is equipped with Michelin Air X tyres with Radial NZG technology. Innovation developed by Michelin Aircraft Tire with several advantages; for instance, the reduced weight of the tyres.

Source: Airbus



“Michelin worked hand in hand with Airbus on this aircraft,” said Frank Moreau, Michelin Aircraft Tire Company’s President. “Michelin is committed to providing innovation for safety and business efficiency.”

Source: Manuel Belleli



Compared to an equivalent radial nylon tire, the new Michelin Radial NZG Technology tire is lighter, delivers up to 30% more landings, improves Foreign Objects Damage resistance leading to a reduction in unscheduled maintenance and increases the tire load carrying capacity.


Source: Michelin





In effect, 8 Michelin Radial NZG Technology tyres can carry the same load as 9 standard radial
tyres.




Based on the press release “MICHELIN® RADIAL NZG TEHCNOLOGY FOR THE FIRST DELIVERY OF THE AIRBUS A350-900”

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