Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original-equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft ─ maker of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, the Vision Jet. All Cirrus Aircraft will now be equipped with Michelin Air tires, including the recently developed Michelin Air tubeless sizes for Cirrus SR Series aircraft.
“Michelin is proud to be the tire of choice for Cirrus Aircraft,” said Robert Sevener, Michelin global lead, general aviation tires. “Cirrus and Michelin are two companies that strive for technological leadership in the world of mobility. Leading with innovation since the beginning, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, Cirrus Aircraft’s SR Series and the Vision Jet are a perfect fit for Michelin’s industry-leading tire technologies.”
The Michelin Air, a line of bias tires, is designed to provide the perfect blend of performance and cost for piston, turbo-prop and jet applications. A wide range of sizes, both tubeless and tubed, are available to cover popular general-aviation fitments.
The Michelin Air X is offered in more radial sizes than all other aircraft-tire brands combined, including 18 sizes for business jets. Compared to bias-ply technology, the Michelin Air X provides the advantages of more landings per tread, and measurable fuel savings. The radial tire offers a 20- to 30-percent weight reduction over comparable bias tires, an extra-strong carcass to restrict tire expansion, an optimized tread design for cut resistance, customized rubber compounds for ozone and ultraviolet light protection and a flexible casing for smoother taxis, take-offs and landings that improve passenger comfort.