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FARNBOROUGH 2014: China Express selects Dunlop for CRJ900 tyres

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has won a three-year deal to supply tyres for China Express Airlines’ expanding fleet of Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

The Guiyang-based airline currently operates nine of the aircraft and will increase its fleet to 12 by the end of this year and to 30 by 2016. The aircraft operate services to cities including Chongqing, Ganzhou and Guiyang,

“This is another significant export order that builds on our growing success in the Asia Pacific region,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson. “We will provide China Express Airlines with new tyres that have been made at our factory in the UK. They will be then distributed from and retreaded at our joint venture facility in Jinjiang, China.

“By making use of our operation in Jinjiang, the airline will be able to return tyres for retreading at a facility that is efficient and that is ideally located for quick and easy shipping to and from its hub airports,” Edmondson added.

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