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Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance signs 10-year contract to equip KLM and Transavia 737 NG Fleets with Goodyear


Goodyear announces today to be selected by AFI KLM E&M as unique tyre supplier for the Boeing 737 NG fleets of Air France-KLM Group including over 130 aircraft.

For the next ten years, KLM and Transavia will be equipping their 737 NG aircraft with the Goodyear Flight Leader delivering greater reliability and capacity.

“We are confident the Goodyear Flight Leader will deliver outstanding performance on our 737 NG fleet and support our overall sustainability goals by their retreadability” says Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM Engineering & Maintenance.

Goodyear’s retread factory in Tilburg is closely located to the main Dutch airport in Schiphol allowing a swift and efficient customer service to further excel customer expectations.

The unique cord body shape of the Goodyear Flight Leader bias tyre helps to reduce stress as the tyre cycles from tension to compression. Supported by a superior casing design the tyre will perform in a wide range of operating conditions. It features a specially compounded tread design and large contact area offer the versatility to operate on different run-way types. There are two mounted sizes, for the nose and for the main tyres, with a speed rating/unit of 225 MPH.

“We are pleased to work closely with AFI KLM E&M and to provide the KLM and Transavia 737 NG fleets with one of our most versatile ranges, Flight Leader. Our development focus is to deliver best-in-class quality and service to our customers as every landing counts. We look forward to support KLM’s and Transavia’s multifaced operations while optimizing overall cost control.” says Loïc Ravasio, General Manager Goodyear Aviation EMEA.

From the development of the world's first pneumatic aircraft tyre in 1909 till today, Goodyear has been on the leading edge of aviation industry innovation. This continuous commitment to progress, new and retread quality as well as outstanding performance has led the company to be the supplier of choice for leading commercial, military and general aviation aircraft manufacturers, including the development of tyres for the world biggest airliners.



Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and fan thrust reverser support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 2,800 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines.

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About Air France-KLM Group

A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a network covering over 250 destinations thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia. With a fleet of 554 aircraft and 104 million passengers carried in 2019, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.