|Michelin® Air X® radial tires are available in more sizes than all other aircraft tire brands combined. Compared to bias tires, Michelin® Air X® offer more landings per tread, improved cut resistance, and measurable fuel savings.|
Lightweight Radial Design: Michelin® Air X® radials typically weigh 20–30% less than comparable bias tires, and they operate at cooler temperatures. This helps provide measurable fuel savings, more landings per tread, longer wear characteristics, and a more stable contact patch than bias tires, as well as shorter turnaround times and reduced carcass fatigue.
Extra Strong Carcass: Michelin's carcass design helps restrict tire growth and the stretching of rubber. This results in better cut resistance than bias tires.
Optimized Tread Design: Durable cut-resistant tread includes deep skid depth and specially-designed circumferential grooves. Helps provide for an extended tire life, less heat build up and lower maintenance costs due to fewer tire changes.
Customized Rubber Compounds: Sidewall is optimized for both ozone and ultraviolet light protection, which helps reduce ozone cracking in key areas of the tire. Provides our maximum amount of exterior wear and crack resistance for a long tire life.
Flexible Casing: The Michelin® Air X® casing is more fl exible than casings used in bias tires. Results in noticeably smooth operating characteristics during taxiing, landing and takeoffs.