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.
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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.