GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 15, 2014) – Michelin Aircraft Tire has announced that the first flight of the new Learjet 85 aircraft was done with MICHELIN® AIR X® radial tire fitment. This primarily composite Learjet 85 business jet achieved its first flight on April 9. The Learjet 85 aircraft redefines the midsize segment as the largest, fastest and most capable Learjet ever.
“Michelin worked hand in hand with Bombardier on this aircraft,” said Mathias Kratzsch, Michelin Aircraft Tire Company’s director of marketing and sales. “Michelin is committed to providing innovation and safety. Our radial tires are designed to provide a long tire life and exceptional performance.”
As innovation leaders, Michelin introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire in 1981. Michelin is a trusted partner for original equipment manufacturers and equips over half of all new general aviation aircraft. The MICHELIN ® Air X ® is offered in more radial sizes than all other aircraft tire brands combined, including 12 sizes for business jets.
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