Michelin introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire in 1981. Today, we offer Michelin® AIR X? radials in more sizes than all other aircraft tire brands combined. Compared to bias tires, Michelin Air X radials offer measurable fuel savings, more landings per tread, and improved cut resistance.
- Light Weight Radial Design: Michelin? AIR X? radials typically weigh 20?30% less than comparable bias tires, and they operate at cooler temperatures. Helps provide measurable fuel savings, more landings per tread, longer wear characteristics and a more stable contact patch than bias tires, as well as shorter turnaround times and reduced carcass fatigue.
- Extra Strong Carcass: Michelin’s carcass design helps restrict tire growth and the stretching of the rubber. Results in better cut resistance than bias tires.
- Optimized Tread Design: Durable cut-resistant tread includes deep skid depth and specially-designed circumferential grooves. Helps provide for extended tire life, less heat build-up and lower maintenance costs due to fewer tire changes.
- Customized Rubber Compounds: Sidewall is optimized for both ozone and ultraviolet light protection which helps reduce ozone cracking in key areas of the tire. It provides our maximum amount of exterior wear and cracks resistance for long tire life.
- Flexible Casing: The Michelin? AIR X? the casing is more? fexible than casings used in bias tires. Results in noticeably smooth operating characteristics during taxiing, landing, and takeoffs.