AKRON (May 23, 2012)—Goodyear Aviation's Goodyear Flight radial tire has been selected as the original equipment tire for the new Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 business aircraft.
The two aircraft are scheduled to enter service in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
The tire maker said it will provide Bombardier with nose and main radial tires for both the OE and replacement channels.
Alloy bead technology used in the tire reduces the weight by replacing the steel core of the tire's bead area with lighter, alloy-like aluminum. The technology will contribute to improved fuel efficiency and performance with the new aircraft, Goodyear said.