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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.


Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.