Bombardier CS100 aircraft enters service with the MICHELIN radial tire with NZG technology
Michelin has announced that the all-new Bombardier CS100 aircraft have entered service with MICHELIN Radial NZG Technology tires. The maiden commercial flight by CS100 launch operator Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) on July 15, 2016 went from Zurich (Switzerland) to Paris (France).
Michelin, which has been selected as a tire supplier for the all-new C Series twinjet family of aircraft, provides the MICHELIN Air X tire for the C Series production line. The C Series family of aircraft has been developed by Bombardier for the 100- to 150-seat market segment.
The C Series aircraft will set a new standard of comfort and efficiency to deliver economic advantage to operators and to open up new opportunities for single-aisle aircraft operations, with 10% less fuel per trip, along with low emissions and low noise footprint that contribute to the aircraft’s best-in-class environmental scorecard.
Michelin worked hand-in-hand with Bombardier on this aircraft and the company is committed to providing innovation and safety to all of its customers.
As innovation leaders, Michelin introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire in 1981. Michelin is a trusted partner for original equipment manufacturers and continuously incorporates smart innovations into designing tires that anticipate customer needs for future aircraft.
Compared to an equivalent bias tire, the new MICHELIN Radial NZG Technology tire delivers up to 100% more landings due to a significant improvement in wear. It also provides up to 25% reduction in weight that translates into significant fuel savings for airlines and improves elevated reliability – in particular, by increasing the resistance to damage caused by foreign objects. Combined, these factors will contribute to a reduction in unscheduled maintenance and lead to improved business efficiency for airlines flying the C Series aircraft.
CS100, CS300 and C Series are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.