AKRON—Aircraft producer Boeing Co. has selected Goodyear to provide main nose and landing gear tires for its new 777X aircraft.
The company reported the 777X is scheduled for delivery in 2019, and Goodyear will supply its Flight Radial tire. As of Dec. 1, the Boeing 777X program has received orders and commitments for 306 airplanes, according to Goodyear.
Building on the success of the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner, Boeing claimed the 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world.
The Goodyear Flight Radial, which the Akron-based tire maker said is its most advanced aviation product, incorporates Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core bead technology—the latest in Goodyear lightweight radial aircraft technology. In addition, it also contains a variety of other features, Goodyear said, including strong, rigid tread belts with enhanced rubber that offer dimensional stability, longer service life and increased cut resistance.
“The 777X supply agreement is a very important next step in the continuation of the long-standing relationship between Goodyear and Boeing, and is further validation of Goodyear's commitment to supplying the aviation industry with premium products and services,” Pierre Jambon, vice president, off-highway tires for Goodyear, said in a statement.
“We look forward to providing our Flight Radial tire for the highly anticipated Boeing 777X.”