22 NOV 2018 : Michelin, a worldwide leader in Aviation tires, will now be IndiGo’s trusted partner for long term supply of tires for its Airbus and ATR Fleets and will help IndiGo create better value for its passengers, by equipping its fleet with environment friendly MICHELIN® AIR® fuel efficient tires.
Since their inception in August 2006, IndiGo has grown from a single-plane carrier to a fleet of 189 aircraft today, and currently operates flights to 48 domestic and 11 international destinations. Known for their customer service, IndiGo has a simple philosophy – offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, and a travel experience that is courteous and hassle-free. Aligned with this philosophy, IndiGo has been buying customer-friendly & fuel efficient A320 NEO family aircraft, for which Michelin also happens to be an OE tire supplier.
Michelin AIR X radial tire, is the reference in the global aircraft tire market. This tire promises to provide an overall reduction in the operational costs through increased number of aircraft landings, better fuel efficiency & exceptional resistance to foreign object damage. Thanks to its innovative radial casing design, the tires are also environment friendly, as their construction is designed to utilize fewer components and use less fuel leading to less CO2 emissions.
Frank Moreau, President of Michelin Aircraft Tyre, commented: “We have developed truly high-technology tires that are perfectly adapted to the needs of the airlines. This means that we not only combined a high level of safety in extreme conditions and guarantee a large number of landings, but also allow fuel efficiency and environment friendliness”.
The close strategic partnership forged between IndiGo & Michelin is poised to bring significant value to the aviation market not only in terms of enhanced safety & efficiency, but also in terms of contributing to a more sustainable & eco-friendly environment.
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 171 countries, has more than 114,000 employees and operates 70 production facilities in 17 countries which together produced around 190 million tires in 2017.(www.michelin.com)