Michelin NZG for Virgin Atlantic

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Clermont Ferrand, France-Michelin Aircraft Tyre has signed a five-year “exclusive contract” 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 “fulfils the…

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