Michelin introduces new tire for propeller-driven aircraft

Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) has announced the launch of Michelin Pilot, a high-performance bias tire, designed for piston and turboprop aircraft, the company said.

The Michelin Pilot is designed to provide extra-long tire life, exceptional tread life and all-weather protection.

The tire incorporates the latest high-technology ozone-resistant compounds into the sidewall rubber. The natural contour-mold profile promotes casing equilibrium for improved footprint-pressure distribution in the contact patch. By significantly improving overall tire life, pilots may achieve more take-offs and landings while purchasing fewer tires.

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.