AKRON — Boeing Co. has certified Goodyear's ultra-lightweight Flight Radial aviation tire for its 777X twin-engine passenger jet aircraft, according to the Akron-based tire maker.
Goodyear said the Flight Radial becomes the first product to receive Boeing system part certification for the 777X.
The Flight Radial, which is among Goodyear's most advanced aviation products, features Goodyear featherweight alloy core bead technology, which reduces weight and operating costs.
Goodyear said the tire contains strong, rigid tread belts with enhanced rubber for dimensional stability, longer service life and increased cut resistance, plus other features.
Boeing, in December 2015, selected the Flight Radial for the nose and main landing gear of the 777X, which is scheduled for delivery in 2020.