MICHELIN® Aircraft Tires provide bias tires, radial tires, and tubes for aviation customers around the world, in a range of applications including commercial and regional airlines, general aviation and military aviation. Almost 50 percent of commercial aircraft land with Michelin tires. Thanks to its global reputation, Michelin is internationally recognized as the No.1 tire manufacturer in the world. For over 100 years, Michelin has confronted challenges faced by the aeropace industry. It has pioneered new technology, seeking to development offerings that provide greater mobility solutions. Michelin continues to offer the best in aircraft tire innovations and safety.
In February 2019, Airbus Perlan Mission II Chief Pilot Jim Payne contacted Michelin with a critical tire issue − the wheel-mounted tire was losing air pressure when exposed to –105-degree Fahrenheit temperatures in the stratosphere. Michelin aviation engineers studied the issue and suggested moving to a tubeless tire with the appropriate load rating for the glider: the MICHELIN AVIATOR.Open »
Michelin North America, Inc., has added three additional sizes to the MICHELIN® PILOT®, portfolio for the United States, Canada and Europe. The Pilot is an ultra-high-performance bias tire for piston and turboprop aircraft, designed to provide extra-long tire life, exceptional tread life and all-weather protection. The new sizes include: 6.50-8/8/160 7.00-6/8/160 8.50-10/10/160Open »
Michelin-sponsored pilot Mélanie Astles will land at EAA AirVenture this week to tell audiences about her career feats, including her accomplishment as the first woman to compete in the Red Bull Air Race, the marquee aerial acrobatics event. Astles will visit Michelin booth No. 439 at the EAA Fly-In Convention Grounds, adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport, in Oshkosh, Wis. She will tell her story and sign autographs for visitors on Monday and Tuesday.Open »
Michelin North America introduces #MichelinRocks, a nationwide painted-rock initiative. Travelers participate by painting a rock and sharing its photo on designated social media channels. Using properly acquired rocks, participants in Youth or Adult categories may create their own painted rocks for a prize: one side should feature their favorite vehicle for travel (such as a car, RV, bicycle, plane, SUV, motorcycle, bus, truck, camper, UTV), and the other side should include the #MichelinRocks hashtag.Open »
Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original-equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft ─ the world’s leading manufacturer of piston aircraft and maker of the world’s first 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.Open »
Michelin North America, Inc. is launching a high-performance bias tire, the MICHELIN PILOT, a tire designed for propeller-driven aircraft to provide extra-long tire life, exceptional tread life and all-weather protection.Open »