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New tyre designed to reduce E-Jet operating costs

13th July 2009 - 15:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Dunlop Aircraft Tyres says that Embraer 190/195 operators will see reduced fuel burn and lower engineering costs with the new radial tyres it has launched for the aircraft family.

The new nosewheel and mainwheel radials have lower weight compared to traditional bias tyres, which will translate into reduced fuel burn, consequently lowering the cost and environmental impact of E-190/195 flights.

The tyres also 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.

“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.

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