Goodyear Aviation Expands Popular Flight Eagle® Product Line At NBAA

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2008 – This week at the NBAA convention in Orlando, Fla., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced its Flight Eagle® LT (Light Turbine) tire for the rapidly growing Entry Level, Very Light and Light Jet business segments.

The Flight Eagle LT is an extension of Goodyear’s popular Flight Eagle line of aviation tires, a top choice for business jets.

“Throughout our 100 year history, Goodyear Aviation has been involved in many aviation developments,” said Pierre Jambon, General Manager of Goodyear’s Global Aviation Business. “From supplying tires to the Wright brothers, to providing the right tires for Embraer’s newest personal jets, we have earned our reputation as an innovator. The business and personal jet category is our next step in this progression. We are pleased to launch this product for aviation’s newest segment, the light turbines.”

The Flight Eagle LT tire is optimized for the high performance of this new jet class. Its unique features include a robust 6-ply tire casing, high-speed tread compound, and a reinforced bead area which all combine to provide performance in this higher speed application.

Its two-groove tread design helps to maximize the number of landings and to provide performance in wet conditions in this unique light turbine application. The tire also has the same features found in the Flight Eagle line, including sidewalls with antioxidants to help resist ozone.

“Goodyear Flight Eagle tires are the perennial top choice in the business jet category,” said Eric Varndell, Global Marketing Manager for Goodyear’s Aviation Business. “More business aircraft have landed on Goodyear aircraft tires than any other brand, and we remain the original equipment tire choice for the industry’s leading aircraft manufacturers.”

Embraer has approved the Flight Eagle LT as an original equipment fitment on its entry level jet, the Phenom 100 aircraft, which is currently available, and its Light Jet Phenom 300 aircraft, scheduled for delivery next year.

Goodyear is the world’s largest supplier of aviation tires for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft. The company manufactures aviation tires in the United States, Thailand, Brazil, The Netherlands and Australia.

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