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Goodyear inks supply contract with Boeing

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has signed a six-year tire supply deal with Boeing Commercial Airplanes to provide aviation tires for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 line of aircraft.

Goodyear will supply its Flight Leader and Flight Radial tires for the Boeing 737 nose gear and Flight Leader tires for the main gear.

"The tires deliver low operating cost-per-landing through reduced tire weight and a unique body cord shape that minimizes stress as the tire cycles from tension to compression," say Goodyear officials.

Southwest, AirTran, SkyEurope, AirEuropa, Aeromexico and other major airlines will operate Boeing 737 planes with Goodyear tires.

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