‘MICHELIN’ SIGNED ITS SOUTHEAST ASIA’S FIRST SUPPLY AGREEMENT ON GENERAL AVIATION TYRES WITH ‘MJETS’


Designating Michelin as Main Supplier of General Aviation Tyres to MJets’ fleet, and MJets as Authorized Dealer of Michelin’s General Aviation Tyres in Southeast Asia and India

Michelin, the world’s leading tyre company, and MJets Company Limited (MJets), one of the prominent private aviation companies in Southeast Asia, recently entered into a 3-year term supply agreement on General Aviation tyres. Under this agreement, Michelin is to supply General Aviation tyres to the MJets fleet – consisting of Cessna, Gulfstream, Hawker, Dassault, Beechcraft, Hondajet, and King Air; while MJets, which offers aircraft maintenance service as part of its diverse aviation-centered business portfolio, is to serve as the authorized dealer of Michelin’s General Aviation tyres in the Southeast Asia and India markets.

Wirat Tansuwannond, Commercial Director, Michelin Asia-Pacific Aircraft Tyre Business, said: “We are proud to supply our high-performance General Aviation tyres to MJets’ fleet of luxurious private jets, ensuring optimal performance and safety; and – above all – to have MJets, the region’s premier aircraft maintenance service provider, as our authorized dealer of General Aviation tyres in Southeast Asia and India, providing exceptional before- and after-sale service to our customers in the markets.”

Jaiyavat Navaraj, Executive Chairman of MJets, said: “With Michelin’s long-standing reputation globally for its high-quality products and services, we are convinced that this partnership will not only benefit us, but also enable us to further offer the best to our customers and clientele.”

Photo Caption: Joining the agreement signing ceremony were Michelin represented by Wirat Tansuwannond, Commercial Director, Michelin Asia-Pacific Aircraft Tyre Business (3rd from right) together with Arlene Carganilla, Key Account Manager (2nd from right) and MJets led by Jaiyavat Navaraj, Executive Chairman (4th from right), Natthapatr Sibunruang, Chief Executive Officer (5th from right), and Michael Mc Grath, Director of Maintenance (6th from right)

About MJets

The company was launched in the nineties by entrepreneur William E. Heinecke and was joined by veteran investor Kirit Shah, another of Thailand’s most accomplished business leaders, in 2007. MJets rose onwards and upwards, expanding its fleet, establishing the first and only private jet terminal and Fixed Base Operation (FBO) facility in Thailand, moving into new markets including Myanmar Cambodia, Vietnam Laos and India, and continuing to expand its portfolio of private aviation-centred business lines.

MJets was awarded as the best FBO in Asia for the 5th consecutive year, as voted by Aviation International News (AIN) in 2020, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the aviation industry.

MJets provides 7 distinct services: world-class aircraft charter service, FBO/private jet terminal, ground handling services, air ambulance services, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance & AOG services, consultancy aircraft sales & acquisition. MJets owned and managed fleet includes Gulfstream V, Cessna Citation Bravo, Cessna Citation X Gulfstream 200 and others like Hawker, Dassault, Beechcraft, Hondajet, and King Air etc. (www.mjets.com)

About Michelin

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 123,600 employees and operates 71 tire production facilities which together produced around 170 million tires in 2020. (www.michelin.com)

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