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Michelin and Dassault Aviation: performance and trust

Michelin and Dassault Aviation: performance and trust

As the worldwide leader in radial aviation tyres, Michelin supplies the world’s major aircraft manufacturers. The Group has established a long-lasting relationship with Dassault Aviation built on expertise and mutual trust. At the 2015 Paris Air Show, Michelin unveiled the recently developed Michelin Air X tire range, which will be equipping business jets, as well as the Rafale produced by Dassault Aviation. A fruitful working relationship is flying at cruise altitude.

MICHELIN Air X - Le Bourget - 2015

Michelin, exclusive supplier for the Falcon 5X, Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X from Dassault Aviation

At the 2015 Paris Air Show, Michelin unveiled its Michelin Air X tire range, catering to the needs of commercial, civil and military planes. The Michelin Air X tyres featuring NZG technology will be equipping the Boeing 737 Max7 / 737 Max8 and the Airbus A350, as well as the Falcon 5X, Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X from Dassault Aviation. With the Air X tires, Michelin is also the exclusive supplier of Rafale military airplanes.

Breakthrough innovation for military jets

In 1981, Michelin equipped the Dassault Mirage 3 military jet with the world’s first radial aviation tire. At the time this represented breakthrough technology that only Michelin was capable of inventing, laying the foundations for a fruitful collaboration between the two groups. The business jets of the Falcon range were then equipped by Michelin, with the Falcon 2000 benefiting from the first NZG-technology Michelin Air X tire in 2005.

The many benefits of MICHELIN Air X tires

Compared to conventional bias tyres, the Michelin Air X with NZG technology offers:

  • improved safety, with 50% better Foreign Object Damage resistance,
  • more economy, with weight savings of up to 40%, meaning reduced fuel consumption,
  • better longevity, with up to 50% more landings.