AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2012 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is proud to announce the Goodyear Advantage Tour, which will visit select U.S. air shows throughout 2012.

Goodyear will sponsor the Advantage Tour in conjunction with Mike Goulian Aerosports and Aviall Services Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of new aviation parts and a distributor of Goodyear brand aviation tires.

Goulian Aerosports’ President Mike Goulian – who is a past U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, as well as a past winner of the 2008 Budapest Red Bull Air Race – will perform during the Goodyear Advantage Tour. (Goodyear is co-sponsoring Goulian’s 2012 air show season.)

“Mike’s air show performance is an impressive display of airmanship that combines the precision flying of his competition experience with modern air show aerobatics,” said Glenn Leonardi, Goodyear’s general manager of aviation for North America.

“We are thrilled that he will be part of the Goodyear Advantage Tour. And we are proud to announce that Aviall, a leading distributor for a wide range of aviation products and one of the largest distributors of Goodyear Aviation tires in the world, also will sponsor the tour."

During the Goodyear Advantage Tour, guests invited by Goodyear and Goulian Aerosports will enjoy VIP treatment, with access to Mike Goulian. They also will learn about the advantages of using Goodyear aviation products in their operations.

“Aviall is pleased to join with Goodyear and Goulian Aerosports to make this 2012 U.S. tour possible,” said Terry Scott, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Aviall. "We  are proud to distribute Goodyear products to the aviation industry, and teaming with Goulian Aerosports gives us the opportunity to see many of the quality products that we distribute performing at the highest level."

The Goodyear Advantage Tour kicks off on April 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Lauderdale Air Show. Other dates and shows include:
· May 19-20 (Joint Services Open House & Air Show; Washington, D.C.)
· June 2-3 (Rockford Airfest 2012; Rockford, Ill.)
· June 16-17 (Rhode Island National Guard Air Show; Quonset, R.I.)
· July 7-8 (Vectren Dayton Air Show; Dayton, Ohio)
· Sept. 1-2 (Cleveland National Air Show; Cleveland, Ohio)
· Sept. 29-30 (Wings Over North Georgia; Rome, Ga.)
· Oct. 6-7 (Alliance Air Show; Fort Worth, Texas)
· Nov. 3-4 (Wings Over Homestead; Homestead, Fla.)

For more information about the Goodyear Advantage Tour, click here.

Note to editors: See attached file for an image of the Goodyear Advantage Tour logo. 

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, headquarter, Goodyear manufacturers aviation tires and retreads in the United States, Thailand, Brazil and The Netherlands. For more information on Goodyear Aviation tires, retreading and services, visit http://www.goodyearaviation.com.

About Aviall Services Inc.:
Aviall Services Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Aviall is one of the world’s largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services for the aerospace and defense industries. Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately two million catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries and wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment; automated inventory management; and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers.  For more information, see http://www.aviall.com

About Mike Goulian Aerosportss:
Mike Goulian is a veteran air show performer with more than 20 years of experience performing  in front of audiences all over the world. He began his career as an aerobatic competitor, becoming the youngest pilot ever to win the National Advanced Aerobatic Championship in 1990 at the age of 22. Goulian reached the highest level of success in aerobatic competition in 1995 when he won the U.S. National Unlimited Aerobatic Championship. He achieved further global popularity competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for five years, starting in 2005. As an air show superstar, Goulian has received all three of the industry’s most prestigious awards: the ICAS Sword of Excellence, the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award, and the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. For more information, visit http://www.mikegoulian.com.