Dunlop clinches Chinese aircraft tyre deal


UK-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ joint venture facility in 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 that will be distributed from and retreaded at manufacturer’s joint venture company, Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres, in Jinjiang of southeast China’s Fujian Province.


The firm says this is its first deal with a significant Chinese airline and it further strengthens its position in the regional aircraft market. Airlines from countries including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Philippines are among those being served by Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres.


Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd specialises in the supply of aircraft tyres and tubes from design through to delivery, using the most sophisticated precision and manufacturing and retreading techniques available today. In its 102-year history, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has achieved worldwide recognition and today is the only dedicated aircraft tyre manufacturer and retreader. (RJA)