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Bridgestone Corporation announced today that Airbus has certified Bridgestone tyres for factory installation on all its aircraft models, including the long-range A330 and A340.

Bridgestone Corporation announced today that Airbus has certified Bridgestone tyres for factory installation on all its aircraft models.

Bridgestone will supply tyres for the long-range A330 and A340 families, the A300-600, and the single-aisle family, which comprises the A318, A319, A320 and A321.

In addition, Bridgestone will develop new-generation tyres for installation on the A340-500 and A340-600 models.

Bridgestone is also working on new-generation tyres for the A380, which is, now under development. Airbus and Bridgestone signed the supply contract for the A380 tyres in June 2003.

The pace and scope of Bridgestone tyre deliveries to Airbus will depend on the specifications indicated by airlines in ordering aircraft. Management at Bridgestone expects to earn orders for fitments on the full range of Airbus aircraft.