GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 21, 2019 - Michelin has been selected by Pilatus as the exclusive supplier of the Pilatus PC-24 ─, the world's first "Super Versatile Jet". Designed for business, freight, medical evacuation, shuttle or special government mission applications, this business jet can take off and land on paved and unpaved runways, such as grass or gravel, increasing accessibility at nearly 40,000 airports worldwide. Jets are able to use smaller airports that position passengers, goods and patients much closer to their actual destination.
Increasing this level of mobility is the MICHELIN® AIRTM aviation tire, which has been selected as the original fitment for both the main and nose tires for the jet. This bias tire is engineered with highly-durable rubber compounds and special sidewall compounds for long-term ozone and UV light protection. The extra-strong sidewalls are enhanced to provide for nose landing-gear safety. MICHELIN® AIRTM is designed to provide excellent hydroplane resistance and smooth taxiing.
“We are honored to know Pilatus recognizes Michelin as a trusted partner for its original-equipment needs,” said Robert Sevener, global lead for Michelin general aviation. “The MICHELIN® AIRTM is designed to provide Pilatus with safe, reliable and durable performance during these take-offs and landings when a smoothly-paved runway is not always an option.”
The nose tire PN 019-545-0 and main tire PN 026-674-0 are now available worldwide. To learn more about aviation tires, visit aircraft.michelin.com
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.