In recent years, traditional products of Sao Vang Rubber JS Company (SRC) such as bicycle tires, motorcycle tires, automobile tires have severe competition with domestic products and imported products. To stand in market economy, SRC has invested a lot of expenditure for procurement of machinery, modern equipment, advanced technology and qualified human resources to produce SRC branded products which have good quality and meet needs of consumers. Moreover, SRC has partnered with Technical Institute of Air Defense and Air Force to launch some aircraft tire products, including tire products used for L39 aircraft, are inflatable and have no inner tube. Products marked obviously intelligence of Vietnamese labor.
Mr. Mai Chien Thang – General Director of Sao Vang Rubber JS Company said, this is a special product to serve national defense purposes and this product is produced by a Vietnam business at the first time while we must import completely before. Aircraft tires produced by SRC not only meet special requirements of engineering, replace imported products, but also cost only 70% compared with products imported from abroad. Producing successfully of inflatable and tubeless aircraft tires demonstrates proficiency in science and technology that SRC has a long step forward, and is capable of meeting high requirements on production technology of high-quality products.
Inflatable and tubeless aircraft tires by SRC.
Group of authors who created the product consist 8 doctors, masters and engineers of Technical Institute of Air Defense and Air Force and Sao Vang Rubber Joint Stock Company, of which Dr. Nguyen Huu Doan (Technical Institute of Air Defense and Air Force) was project leader. Because manufacturing technology of inflatable and tubeless aircraft tires was completely new issue in Vietnam, team members had to overcome many technical challenges to reach success. After a period of researching and manufacturing, on March 03/2012, inflatable and tubeless aircraft tires were provided officially for military. Products are manufactured to ensure that its quality meets requirements of TCQS1638: 2009 / PK-KQ military standards.
Ms. Tran Thi Nga – Head of Technical Department of Sao Vang Rubber Joint Stock Company said that in 2016, SRC will continue to coordinate with Technical Institute of Air Defense and Air Force research and manufacture some other product lines using for kinds of modern combat aircraft of Vietnam Air Force such as Su-27, Su-30.
Researching, manufacturing and producing successfully inflatable and tubeless aircraft tires has opened a new business field, created more jobs for employees of Sao Vang Rubber JSC. Moreover, this activity also ensures feasibility of production of aircraft tires in Vietnam and is motivation for SRC to catch new challenges, affirming SRC brand with consumers in both country and the world.