radial tire on newest large cabin long range business jet
Posted on October 22, 2013

MICHELIN AIR X® Original Equipment on Dassault Falcon 5X


Radial tire on newest large cabin-long range business jet

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 22, 2013)Michelin Aircraft Tire has announced it will be providing a MICHELIN ® AIR X ® radial tire fitment for Dassault’s newest large cabin long range business jet, the Falcon 5X. 

“Michelin is proud to have been selected by Dassault as its official partner and the sole source supplier on the new Falcon 5X aircraft,” said Mathias Kratzsch, Michelin Aircraft Tire Company’s Director of Marketing and Sales. “Michelin is committed to providing innovation and safety. Our radial tires with the NZG (Near Zero Growth) technology are designed to provide a long tire life and exceptional performance.


As innovation leaders, Michelin introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire in 1981on the Dassault Mirage fighter.  Michelin is a trusted partner for original equipment manufacturers and equips over half of all new general aviation aircraft.   The MICHELIN ® Air X ® is offered in more radial sizes than all other aircraft tire brands combined, including 12 sizes for business jets. 

In business aviation, reliability is one of the most important factors, because it allows operators to reduce their aircraft maintenance costs. NZG radial technology offers the following comparative advantages versus bias-ply technology

  • Up to 50% more FOD resistance, with an optimized tread design for cut resistance and an extra strong carcass to restrict tire growth thereby improving safety and increasing treadlife.
  • Up to a 40% reduction in weight compared with a cross-ply tire, which translates into significant fuel savings for airlines.
  • Up to a 50% increase in the number of landings compared with a cross-ply tire, which means less maintenance downtime for aircraft manufacturers.

About Michelin Aviation

MICHELIN® Aircraft Tires supplies bias tires, radial tires, and tubes for aviation clients around the world in a range of applications, including commercial and regional airlines, general aviation and military aviation. For more information please visit www.airmichelin.com.


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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com