FARNBOROUGH, England (July 9, 2012)—Dunlop Aircraft Tyres made a series of announcements about growth at the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow 2012.
The company used the show to unveil prototypes of its second generation radial tires for the Embraer 170-175 family of aircraft.
The development version of the new main gear tire, which is being shown for the first time, incorporates the latest technology for airlines by offering increased landing life and reduced weight. When the product is launched, Dunlop will be the only manufacturer to offer airlines a choice of bias and radial tires for the Embraer 170-175 family.
DATL is also introducing its first tires for ATR turboprops. The company is showing its new radial mainwheel tire for the French-built ATR 72 at the Farnborough show.
Dunlop also announced that flight evaluations have recently started with airlines in Europe for radial mainwheel and bias nosewheel tires on the smaller ATR 42.
The company said it more than doubled the number of tires that it sold from its site in China in the first six months of 2012 compared with the same period last year.
The company uses Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres Company Ltd., its joint venture distribution and retreading company in Jinjiang, Fujian Province, to serve the needs of aircraft operators throughout Asia Pacific. It opened the site in November 2009 and in the first six months of this year has seen its volume of retreads increase by 114 percent compared with January to June 2011.