Dunlop Aircraft Tyres receives Federal Aviation Authority approval of its facilities in China and the USA.
The FAA-14 CFR Part 145 approval means that operators of US-registered commercial aircraft will be able to benefit from Dunlop’s global tyre distribution and retreading capability and network.
“Having three FAA certified operations covering the Americas, Asia Pacific as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa, immediately enhances our value offer to the market,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson.
“Many operators, not just those with US registered aircraft, require FAA certification and our robust procedures meet the standards of the FAA and other global authorities.”
Dunlop is one of the West Midlands’ leading exporters. Overseas sales now account for more than 80 per cent of the company’s revenue, with tyres made in Birmingham being shipped to commercial and military aircraft operators around the world.
The company has a distribution and retreading facility in China that supports the Asia Pacific region. The site has approval from CAAC and EASA as well as a number of countries across the region including Indonesia and Thailand.
Dunlop is now opening its first distribution and retreading facility in North America to better support aircraft operators throughout the Americas.
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