> Back to articles

Michelin Partners with Hope Aero to Land New Flair Airlines Contract

Michelin North America, Inc., in partnership with Hope Aero, has secured a new agreement for Canadian air carrier Flair Airlines.

  • New agreement provides a wheel and brake maintenance, repair, and operations package
  • Entire Flair Airlines fleet will be serviced

In order to provide a simplified wheel and brake maintenance, repair, and operations package to Flair Airlines, Hope Aero — with locations in Mississauga, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba — worked with Michelin to provide the comprehensive solutions package. Hope Aero will provide brake and wheel service and Michelin will provide tires for the entire Flair Airlines fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.

“Our strategic partnership with Hope Aero allows us to deliver the best solution for tires and services, custom designed for Flair Airlines, through Hope Aero’s complete wheel maintenance service package,” said John Thomas, account manager for Michelin Aircraft. “The Flair Airlines B737 aircraft will be supplied with Michelin aircraft tires, featuring Michelin’s exclusive NZG technology that extends the time between tire changes and reduces foreign object damage, bringing value to the customer.”

“With aircraft safety as a top priority for Hope Aero and Michelin, this contract will provide a wheel, brake and tire package for the extreme conditions for load and speed in which airline landings endure,” said Joel Chlan of Hope Aero.

Flair Airlines, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is Canada’s only independent Ultra Low-Cost Carrier and is growing to serve 20 cities across Canada and five cities in the United States. Hope Aero, Canada’s leading aircraft component maintenance specialist, focuses on propellers, wheels and brakes repair and overhaul, dynamic balancing and non-destructive testing.