PARIS 2015: GMF AeroAsia selects Dunlop to support Garuda’s CRJ1000s

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has signed a three-year deal to support Garuda Indonesia’s fleet of Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets.The airline operates 15 of the type and has three more scheduled for delivery later this year. Each aircraft is fitted with six wheels and Dunlop estimates that its contract with the airline’s maintenance company, GMF AeroAsia, will be worth more than $3 million.It is the first time that Dunlop has had an ongoing contract to support Garuda aircraft, although the company has previously supplied the airline on an ad-hoc basis. “Garuda is one of Asia’s fastest-growing airlines and we are very pleased to have been given the chance to support its fleet of CRJ1000s,” remarked Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson. “The new tyres for this contract will be made at our factory in Birmingham, with distribution and retreading at our facility in Jinjiang, China.”

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