Dunlop wins China Eastern Airlines tire deal
ERJ staff report (BC)
Birmingham - Dunlop Aircraft Tyres' joint venture facility in Jinjiang, China has clinched a three-year deal to support China Eastern Airlines' fleet of ten Embraer 145LI regional jets with new and retreaded tyres.
The deal will see the Shanghai-based airline receive new tyres made at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres' factory in Birmingham, England that will be distributed from and retreaded at manufacturer's joint venture company, Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres.
â€œOur tyre distribution and retread facility in China is going from strength-to-strength and we have now secured business with a number of major airlines in the region,â€ said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres' chief executive officer, Mike Askew.
â€œThis is our first deal with a significant Chinese airline and it further strengthens our position in the regional aircraft market, where we have a fantastic history of supporting the most popular jet and turboprop airliners.â€
Airlines from countries including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Taiwan are among those being served by Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres.