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Michelin to provide radial tires for Gulfstream business jet

Staff Report
Published Nov. 8, 2012

Greenville-based Michelin North America said it is providing radial tires for Gulfstream’s newest super midsize business jet, the G280.

The G280, which seats eight to 10 passengers, has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel.

“Michelin is proud to be the tire of choice on the new G280,” said Bob Pointon, director of original equipment at Michelin’s aircraft tire unit. “Michelin is committed to providing innovation and safety. Our radial tires are designed to provide a long tire life and exceptional performance.”

Michelin, which introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire in 1981, equips more than half of all new general aviation aircraft.

Gulfstream, headquartered in Savannah, Ga., said the G280 will be equipped with Michelin’s Air X tire model. The tire is offered in 12 sizes for business jets.

The announcement was made during the recent National Business Aviation Association’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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