Michelin gets aircraft tire contract

Jan. 21, 2005

Groupe Michelin has been chosen to equip the Airbus A380 aircraft with Michelin tires.

Building on its NZG technology, Michelin was able to develop a lightweight tire capable of carrying 33 tons at 378 km/h while achieving an overall reduction of 360 kg in the aircraft's total weight.

The selection is the result of a close collaboration between Airbus and Michelin teams spanning nearly nine years.