Michelin Air X Sky Light

Lighter than expected


Michelin is supporting the transformation of aviation to make it more sustainable towards a decarbonized aviation - net zero CO2 in 2050, by developing a new generation of radial tires with a new performance profile:

  • 10% Landings Per Tread (LPT) performance
    decreases the number of tires required for operations, maintenance needs, and cuts time on the ground

  • 10% to 20% lighter than previous generations of tires
    reduce fuel consumption and thus CO2 emissions

  • Ensures the same level of safety

Our commitment

Safety first, contribute to much lighter & efficient aircrafts.


Depending on the aircraft.

Reduce onboard tires weight by 10% to 20%

Less CO2 Emissions

If we extend that to all commercial aircraft,
the savings will quickly pass a million tonnes
of CO2 equivalent.


Lightweight tires means less fuel consumed.

Increased tire lifespan by 10% to 20%.

Scale-Up Applications

For a fleet of 40 long-haul aircraft, the savings are over 2,600 tonnes of CO2 equivalent and over a million dollars

For a fleet of 100 medium-haul aircraft with standard rotations, the savings are over 2,200 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year

air x sky light benefits

A breakthrough innovation: A combination of innovative technologies in a smart design

  • Sidewall optimized structure, embedding new materials .

  • New bead area conception
    A breakthrough bead design, leading to much lighter solution.

  • New summit construction
    Protection embedding hybrid technologies with an optimized footprint design increasing skid available to be worn out.

  • More than a tire
    A foundation to accelerate the deployment of future Michelin innovations in terms of weight savings and durability.

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Our Mission

MICHELIN® Aircraft Tyre provide bias tires, radial tires, and tubes for aviation customers around the world in commercial and regional airlines, general aviation and military aviation. Michelin technology’s working with world’s biggest companies and constructors(Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Comac, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hondajet, Lockheed Martin, Pilatus, Textron, ...).
50 years of experience in aircraft tire production, 250 customers place their trust in us. We work alongside 90 percent of the top 20 airlines companies, almost 50 percent of commercial aircrafts land with Michelin tires, aviation operations in 87 countries. Manufactured over 3 million radial aircraft tires have been. Michelin is internationally recognised as the No.1 tire manufacturer in the world. For over 100 years, Michelin has confronted challenges faced by the aerospace industry.