Linglong researching aircraft tyre development.
China’s Shandong Linglong Tyre is participating in a research project to develop radial tyres for large aircraft used in China’s civil aviation industry.
At a project kickoff meeting held December 18, Linglong discussed research of advanced composite materials for aircraft radial tyres as one of the key projects being conducted by the National Natural Science Foundation. At the meeting, Wang Feng, chairman of Linglong Tyre, was appointed the commissioner of a Project Science and Technology Cooperation Advisory Committee that will consult on the research.
The executive said Linglong would like to make its own contribution to the development of aircraft tyres and has promised to raise its own funds for an aircraft tyre production line and equipment. Linglong will also conduct research to move the company toward breakthroughs in aircraft tyre design and related rubber development.