Goodyear Selected by Airbus to Provide Tires for The New A321XLR

posted on 16th June 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Goodyear Selected by Airbus to Provide Tires for The New A321XLR

The Goodyear Flight Radial is one of Goodyear’s most advanced aviation products with technologies and features supporting dimensional stability for longer life and increased cut resistance.

The tire’s radial construction promotes more landings and optimized bead design offers reduced weight.

The ultra-lightweight tire has received system part certification from Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, and leads the way in optimizing efficiency and weight reduction.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Airbus to provide tires for its new A321XLR,” said Octavian Velcan, Managing Director OTR & Aviation EMEA.

“Our main objective when designing this product was finding a balance between the required robustness and keeping the tire as light as possible.

“We achieve this in close collaboration with Airbus and delivered an optimized bead design and aerospace-quality materials to meet their business needs.”

The Goodyear Flight Radial Tire will supply the A321XLR with the following benefits and features:

  • Featherweight Aluminum Core Bead™ Technology – aluminum cord beads contribute to weight saving per tire while maintaining tire and bead geometry, strength and durability.
  • Merged Cord™ Technology – DuPont™ Kevlar® wound with nylon, combines to enhance strength and reduce weight. It also decreases casing growth for enhanced resistance to foreign object damage and offers excellent wear resistance for long tread life.
  • DiamondWeave Belt Technology – designed to help optimize tire performance: specialized cord placement for optimized treadwear.