MICHELIN AIR X SKY LIGHT
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
Depending on the aircraft.
Reduce onboard tires weight by 10% to 20%
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%.
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
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.