A New Bias Technology (NBT) Michelin tire has been developed for Hawker series aircraft in a cooperative effort between Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and Michelin Aircraft Tires. The NBT tire will provide increased durability and shoulder wear, which translates into improved landing performance and reduced per-landing costs, according to Hawker Beechcraft officials. HBC’s parts and distribution organization, RAPID, is taking orders for the tires.
The Michelin NBT tire possesses a circumferential crown reinforcement that produces a flatter footprint than those of conventional bias tires, company officials said, explaining this helps slow the overall rate of wear for a longer tire life and lower operating costs.
The upgraded tire will be available on both A and B versions of the BAe 125 Series 800, as well as Hawker 750, 800XP, 850XP and 900XP models. Hawker Beechcraft Services received an STC from the FAA for the installation.
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