By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor
Clermont Ferrand, France-Michelin Aircraft Tyre has signed a five-year â€œexclusive contractâ€ to equip the Virgin Atlantic fleet of aircraft. The deal includes supplying NZG radial tyres for the Virgin’s Airbus A340-600 aircraft, the Groupe Michelin firm said 27 Feb.
Six of the Virgin’s 311-seat A340-600s are currently equipped with NZG radials, a number that is now expected to rise to ten by 2006, according to the French tyre maker’s statement.
The use of NZG technology on the Airbus 340-600 â€œfulfils the…