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AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Aviation business has been named one of Gulfstream’s 2009 Suppliers of the Year. 

Gulfstream is a manufacturer of technologically-advanced business jet aircraft, and Goodyear supplies Gulfstream with its Flight Eagle® tires, which are produced for the business jet segment. The tires are manufactured at Goodyear’s Danville, Va., plant.

To qualify for the award, Goodyear in 2009 achieved consecutive 100 percent 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.

“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.”

In 1909, Goodyear started its tradition of innovation by introducing the first airplane tire. More than a century later, Goodyear 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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Aug 18, 2010
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