Michelin Becomes Exclusive Tire Supplier for Cessna Piston Aircraft
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 8, 2011) – Cessna, the world's largest general aviation aircraft manufacturer, and Michelin, Cessna's long-term business jet tire supplier, have expanded a recent agreement to include the supply of piston aircraft tires. Nearly all Cessna piston aircraft, as well as a majority of Citation business jets, will now be fitted with MICHELIN® tires.
In August 2010, Michelin signed a contract to supply Cessna piston and jet aircraft with original equipment tires. With the contract, Michelin became the aircraft manufacturer's leading tire supplier. Cessna is a Textron (NYSE:TXT) company. The five-year contract further strengthened the strong relationship that has existed between Michelin and Cessna for many years.
To meet the demands of the largest general aviation aircraft manufacturer, Michelin developed a solution that offered the most effective combination of quality, weight and technological features.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.