- Ultra-lightweight tire is first product to receive Boeing system part certification
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2017 – The Boeing Company has certified The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s ultra-lightweight Flight Radial aviation tire for its 777X airplane.
With this designation, the Goodyear Flight Radial becomes the first product to receive Boeing system part certification for the 777X.
The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear’s most advanced aviation products, features Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology, the latest in Goodyear lightweight radial aircraft technology, for weight reduction and reduced operating costs. The tire also contains strong, rigid tread belts with enhanced rubber for dimensional stability, longer service life and increased cut resistance, plus other features.
In December 2015, Goodyear announced that Boeing had selected the Flight Radial for the nose and main landing gear of the 777X, which is scheduled for delivery in 2020.
“The Flight Radial earning the first system part certification for this advanced aircraft is a tremendous achievement and a testament to Goodyear’s advanced aviation tire technology and capabilities,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, CEO and president of Goodyear. “We are committed to supplying premium products and services to Boeing and look forward to equipping the Boeing 777X with our Flight Radial tire.”
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies and a leading supplier of aviation tires for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate. For more information about Goodyear aviation tires, retreading and services, visit www.goodyearaviation.com.