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Goodyear Aviation wins five-year contract to supply Ryanair

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has won a major five-year contract to supply tires and tire maintenance to Ryanair, Europe´s largest low-cost airline.

The Ryanair contract, which carries an option for an additional five years, includes the delivery of new tires and the repair and overhaul of aviation tires for the airline´s fleet of 66 Boeing 737-800 jet aircraft.

Ryanair also has firm aircraft orders for 96 new planes and up to 123 options to be delivered up to 2009.

Goodyear will supply new tires for Ryanair from its manufacturing facilities in Danville, Va., and Bangkok, Thailand. Aviation tires will be retreaded in Tilburg.

"This agreement is consistent with what other major Boeing 737-700/800 operators already know about the value that Goodyear delivers, landing after landing," said Donald Roulett, Goodyear global marketing manager for aviation tires.

"Major U.S. airlines, such as Southwest, Delta and American, operate all their Boeing 737s with Goodyear aviation tires," Roulett said.

Goodyear Nederland B.V. is a Dutch (Tilburg) company. Ryanair, which bills itself as Europe´s number one low-fare airline, is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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