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Tyre launch reduces E-Jet operating costs

Operators of Embraer 190s and 195s can look forward to reduced fuel burn and lower engineering costs following the launch of new radial tyres for the successful regional aircraft.  

The new nosewheel and mainwheel tyres have been developed by Birmingham, UK-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, the world's only specialist aircraft tyre manufacturer.  

The company was originally selected by Embraer as its tyre supplier during the development of the E-190/195 aircraft, for which bias tyres were produced.  

But given the long-term trend for increasing fuel costs and environmental concerns, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has now invested in developing radials that are lower weight compared to traditional bias tyres.  

This will translate into reduced fuel burn, limiting the cost and environmental impact of E-190/195 flights.  

Furthermore, the tyres feature improved wear rates. This will enable operators to achieve an increased number of landings from each set of tyres, thereby helping to drive down cost of ownership.  

Dunlop's move is part of the company's continuous and ambitious growth plan and ensures that it remains competitive throughout the commercial and military aerospace sectors.  

"E-Jets represent a key market for us and these new products reflect our commitment to remaining the number one tyre choice for their operators," said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres' chairman, Ian Edmondson.  

"Our radial tyres deliver financial savings and their reduced wear rate means that operators can cut maintenance costs by limiting the frequency of wheel changes."  

There are more than 250 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft in service today, with a firm order backlog of almost 300.

Press release issued by Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. on July 13, 2009

 

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