Boeing adds Michelin to 787 Dreamliner partner team

Everett, Washington–Boeing has said that Michelin will be the second source for aftermarket nose and main tyres for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger airplane.

In a statement, Boeing said, “Michelin will offer a combination of traditional radial construction tyres
and new lightweight Near Zero Growth (NZG) construction tyres. NZG construction offers increased resistance to cuts and wear. The 787 will have 10 tyres; two for the nose landing gear and eight for the main landing gear.

Previously, Boeing announced that Bridgestone would be the main tyre supplier to…

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