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Posted on March 13, 2024

Michelin Delivers Performance in Takeoff and Confidence in Landing with New Pilot General Aviation Tire

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Michelin’s Pilot Tire sets a new standard for high-performance general aviation aircraft tires

• With its extra-long tire life, the Michelin Pilot tire is Michelin’s #1 General Aviation tire.

• The advanced carcass technology provides exceptional strength and durability.

• 6.00-6 size will fit a large population of general aviation aircraft in the market today.

 GREENVILLE, S.C., March 13, 2023 – As Michelin’s 135-year history proves, the company never stops innovating. The Michelin Pilot Tire, Michelin’s latest high-performance bias tire designed to be the best tire money can buy for general aviation aircraft, helps provide an exceptional level of strength and durability across a wide variety of aircraft on the market today.

The Michelin Pilot tire includes extra-deep skid depth to help provide enhanced and extended tire life. The Michelin Pilot tire tread skid depth gives the Michelin Pilot tire a skid depth up to 21% deeper  than the Goodyear Flight Custom III tire, allowing more landings.

The Michelin Pilot tire’s optimized tread architecture also helps provide for a true track taxi, takeoff and landing. On August 8th, 2023 the FAA updated Michelin’s Supplemental Type Certificate to add additional part numbers for the Michelin Air, Aviator, and Pilot tire to the application table.

“For Michelin to receive a Supplemental Type Certificate encompassing such a wide range of general aviation aircraft is truly revolutionary,” said Amanda Murphy, Global Segment Lead, General Aviation, Michelin North America, Inc. “As the new flagship tire size, the 6.00-6, the Michelin Pilot tire will continue to expand the life and durability of general aviation tires, allowing pilots to spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying flying.”

The all weather protection in the Michelin Pilot tire is designed for long-term ozone and UV light protection, as well as excellent hydroplane resistance. Due to its extensive manufacturing process, the Michelin Pilot tire offers built-in balance, smoother taxiing and even tire wear, creating exceptional balance for both taxiing and landing.

“The new 6.00-6 size is available now,” Murphy said. “Coupled with our already available 5.00-5 size, this new size will have a positive impact on the total cost of ownership and operation for general aviation aircraft and the discerning aircraft owner/pilot.”

For more information, please visit our website.

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ 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, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)

 

For more information, contact:

David Finleyson

Michelin North America

david.finleyson@michelin.com

www.michelinmedia.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