Michelin launches high-performance tire for piston aircraft

Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America, Inc. is launching a high-performance bias tire designed for propeller-driven aircraft.

The Michelin ‘Pilot’ tire, which is currently available in two sizes in the US and Canada, is designed to provide extra-long tire life with long tread life and all-weather protection.

In a 24-July statement, the French tire-maker said the new tire offered “state-of-the-art” features, including deep tread and light weight, for piston and turbo-prop applications.

The “extra-long” tire life, according to Robert Sevener, global lead for Michelin general aviation tires,…

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