Dunlop Wins £1.5m Grant For Lighter Tyres

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres says it has secured a £1.5m government grant to develop and test next-generation aircraft tyres that are intended to be lighter and more robust. The three-year project, which is being run in collaboration with Airbus, will focus on developing main-wheel radial tyres designed for current and future versions of the A320 family of aircraft. Dunlop will invest in new manufacturing and testing equipment and plans to have the first prototype tyres ready by 2014.

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