Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original-equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft ─ manufacturer of piston aircraft and maker of the single-engine Personal Jet, the Vision Jet. All Cirrus Aircraft will now be equipped with Michelin Air tires, including the recently developed Michelin Air tubeless sizes for Cirrus SR Series aircraft.
“Michelin is proud to be the tire of choice for Cirrus Aircraft,” said Robert Sevener, Michelin global lead, general aviation tires. “Cirrus and Michelin are two companies that strive for technological leadership in the world of mobility. Leading with innovation since the beginning, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, Cirrus Aircraft’s SR Series and the Vision Jet are a perfect fit for Michelin’s industry-leading tire technologies.”
Michelin introduced the first radial aircraft tire in 1981. Today, Michelin manufactures a line of radial (Michelin Air X) and bias-ply (Michelin Air) aircraft tires for commercial, regional, military and general-aviation aircraft.