BEIJING—China has launched a project to study radial tires for large aircraft and develop home-grown technology for the products.
A kick-off meeting for the project, which is being sponsored by China's National Natural Science Foundation, was held at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology on Dec. 18.
Chinese tire maker Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. said Dec. 19 that it was participating in the project and that Chairman Wang Feng was leading the advisory committee. Linglong will make its own contribution to the development of aircraft tire project.
The tire maker recently committed to raising funds for the construction of an aircraft tire production line and believes that its participation in the project can provide insights that bolster its aircraft tire design and manufacturing efforts. The goal, it said, is to achieve breakthroughs in large aircraft radial tire design theory and key rubber materials.