Dunlop Aircraft Tyres operates globally in the aircraft tyre market.
Regional jet and turboprop aircraft allow airlines the opportunity to efficiently connect the spokes with the hub to provide frequent services and facilitate excellent market coverage. The regional jet and turboprop aircraft provide an essential supporting role to international air travel markets.
Regional Jet & Turboprop aircraft typically have less than 100 seats and operate on short haul flights. Demand for regional jet aircraft is steadily shifting towards ever larger aircraft though 50 and 75 seat aircraft remain popular for certain applications.
The turboprop market has been resurgent in recent years due to the attractive economics of operating smaller more fuel efficient aircraft on short cycle time routes.
Narrow and Widebody jets form the bedrock of the world aircraft fleet. Narrow body jets are amongst the most flexible of aircraft and are favoured by the low cost carriers for their economy, ease of maintenance, short turnaround time and attractive economics for high frequency and high demand routes.
As the size of the dominant Regional Jet grows towards and even beyond 100 seats per aircraft; the narrow body segment of the market is likely to experience growth and assume operation on some routes previously the domain of the Regional Jet.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is certified on the most popular narrow body aircraft such as the Boeing 737, (Classic and Next Generation).
Wide bodied jet airplanes are mostly deployed on the longest routes. The market is smaller in numbers of aircraft and annual cycles than the narrow bodied market. Dunlop Aircraft Tyres have tyres certified for many wide bodied jets including the Boeing 767 and 747.
The military operations place great demands on aircraft tyres. Loads can be substantial and speeds might be upwards of 225Mph.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres have been used in an impressive range of military airplanes from the legendary Spitfire and Vulcan to the most modern F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Tornado and the Hawk. Heavy military aircraft such as C-130 and the latest A400M are often fitted with Dunlop Tyres for their excellent service record and retreadability.
Today, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres serve Air Forces, Naval Forces and Marine Corps around the world with tyres designed to offer optimal operation characteristics in the harshest environments.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is certified on many Business Jets, General Aviation Aircraft and civil and military Rotorcraft.