Goodyear Aviation Named 'Supplier of the Year' - Tire Review Magazine

Goodyear Aviation Named ‘Supplier of the Year’

Gulfstream, a manufacturer of technologically-advanced business jet aircraft, has named Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Aviation business one of its 2009 Suppliers of the Year.

The tiremaker supplies Gulfstream with its Flight Eagle tires, which are produced for the business jet segment and manufactured at Goodyear’s Danville, Va., plant.

To qualify for the award, Goodyear in 2009 achieved consecutive 100% scores on a quarterly supplier measurement rating card, which Gulfstream uses to track overall value, delivery, quality, customer service and compliance for all of its suppliers. Only a small fraction of Gulfstream suppliers achieve the Supplier of the Year designation; this is the second time Goodyear has received the award, according to the tiremaker.

“Goodyear is very proud to have earned this award for excellence as a supplier to a valued customer like Gulfstream,” said William Rathbun, Goodyear’s senior manager of aviation sales in North America. “Goodyear’s Flight Eagles are the business jet industry’s preferred choice of tires. This award from Gulfstream demonstrates that Goodyear not only provides innovative products but also excellent delivery, service and overall value to our customers.”

Goodyear introduced the first airplane tire in 1909. The tiremaker currently is one of the world’s largest suppliers of aviation tires for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft. The company manufactures aviation tires in the United States, Thailand, Brazil and The Netherlands.

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