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The right tyre choice is critical to achieve the greatest value

Aiming to make the right aircraft tyre choice? Contact us for advice and a quote.

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More landings equals less wheel overhauls for better value

Looking to find better value aircraft tyres? Contact us for advice and a quote.

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Competitive pricing as a result of over 50 years in the trade

Searching for deals on aircraft tyre prices? Contact us for advice and a quote.

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Cost will not always represent a tyres performance value

Seeking to reduce costs and improve value? Contact us for advice and a quote.

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Our Company

  • Company Profile
  • Our Customers
  • Our Partners
  • Desser Group
  • Why Watts Aviation?
Profile

Our Company

Watts Aviation is a leading independent specialist in aircraft tyres and tubes, serving as a dedicated supplier to a diverse range of customers world-wide within all sectors of the aviation industry since 1965. We are experienced distributors of all the major tyre brands including Goodyear, Michelin, Condor, Dunlop and McCreary, with extensive availability. Our UK based distribution centre stocks more than 15,000 tyres in over 1,000 part numbers, all ready for same day shipping.

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Our Customers

Our customer base has developed over decades to cover a broad and diverse array of commercial, government, military and private operators world-wide, across 145 countries to date. These can range from supporting individual pilots to national airlines, from gliders to heavy jets, and everything in-between. We are experienced in meeting the custom requirements of different operators, and generally provide a high level of service and quality standards to all clients.

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Our Partners

During over 50 years of business in the trade, our company has maintained long-standing partnerships with all the major aircraft tyre OEM’s, and is formally recognised as an authorised distributor for these brands. As the distributor, we bring together the capability to stock vast quantities and despatch in small quantities, enabling both the manufacturer and the end user to operate effectively and economically.

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Desser Aerospace

Desser Aerospace Group is comprised of companies with facilities located within the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. The capacity of this global reach enables partnerships with a wide network of OEM’s and after-market customers across 150 countries. It also increases the capability to offer customers world-wide a comprehensive and innovative range of product and service solutions, including tyre distribution, high-speed tyre retreading, MRO services, PMA and DER repairs.

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Why Watts Aviation?

We provide our customers with numerous benefits and gains from an established reputation for cross-brand knowledge, experience, availability and overall value at competitive prices. As the largest independent distributor within the EMEA region, our products and services can be delivered reliably at scale. As part of the Desser Aerospace Group, benefits are also passed on due to the purchasing power and efficiencies from co-ordination with group partners such as Rotable Repairs.

Products & Services

  • Airline
  • Business & Corporate
  • General Aviation
  • Helicopter
  • Tubes
  • Hard to Find
  • Retreading
  • Aviation Parts
Products & Services

Airline

For airline operations, the important purchasing decisions involved in selecting the most appropriate aircraft tyres for usage are critical towards ensuring the highest levels of value are consistently achieved. Aircraft also generally have approval for many different part numbers which can make the task complex. With over 30 years of experience of supporting airline operators, we can provide our customers with fully independent advice on how to essentially attain this value.

Products & Services

Business & Corporate

Our facility stocks a comprehensive range of brand tyre products and specifications for all types of corporate and business aircraft, from King Airs to Gulfstreams. Business aircraft can vary in the range of brand tyres approved by the airframe manufacturer, making stock availability and reliability a critical issue. We therefore maintain large inventories of spare built-up wheels to ensure immediate despatch for keeping our customers aircraft down-time to a minimum.

Products & Services

General Aviation

As aircraft tyres for general aviation purposes are generally used to perform on various surface types, consequently there are a wide range of tyre options to choose from that are designed for operators different purposes. Overall there are currently twelve different types of tyre available on the market, all of which are regularly stocked for rapid delivery world-wide.

Products & Services

Helicopter

We maintain stock that covers the full-range of brand tyre products and size specifications for all helicopter types and models, including those for Eurocopters, Sikorsky, Agusta and Bell, as well as tyres for ground handling units.

Products & Services

Tubes

Most early design aircraft tyres and almost all general aviation tyres will require inner tubes that often share the same designation as the tyre. There are however exceptions to this rule, and sometimes there are other technical issues related to the use of different measurement standards, variations of valve types, and using alternatives to the now obsolete tubes of early aircraft tyres, of which customers can rely on our experience in the field for assistance with finding a solution.

Products & Services

Hard to Find

Owners of vintage and older models of aircraft, as well as more specialist kinds, are likely to encounter problems in sourcing the original tyres and tubes. Where it is possible, we stock such items for long term storage and future use, and in some cases are able to offer suitable alternatives. Tail wheel tyres are often the most difficult items to locate, however, smooth, ribbed, saw tooth, channel and twin contact designs continue to remain available in certain sizes.

Products & Services

Retreading

Retreading has been a common practice since the 1950’s, advancing to the level today where most regional, commuter and airline aircraft tyres can be retreaded multiple times, delivering significant cost savings. We can provide flexible options to combine new tyres and retreading for a complete independent airline service, as well as Single Unit Price (SUP) and Cost Per Landing (CPL) programs, that are also designed for improving operational efficiencies and reducing costs.

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Aviation Parts

We stock an extensive range of mechanical parts and accessories for aircraft including batteries, brake discs, brake linings, air filters and air pumps.

Distributed Brands

In our role as distributor within the supply chain, we are committed to ensuring that end-user customers have ready access to stock at a reasonable cost with no minimum order quantity required for purchase. It is the capability to stock vast quantities and despatch in small amounts from which both the manufacturer and the end user can operate more effectively and economically. With over 50 years experience specialising as a distributor of aircraft tyres and tubes, we provide a single source of supply for all major brand products, with an independent viewpoint, and customers benefit from competitive pricing as a result of the large scale buying power that is channelled exclusively into this area.

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In our role as distributor within the supply chain, we are committed to ensuring that end-user customers have ready access to stock at a reasonable cost with no minimum order quantity required for purchase. It is the capability to stock vast quantities and despatch in small amounts from which both the manufacturer and the end user can operate more effectively and economically. With over 50 years experience specialising as a distributor of aircraft tyres and tubes, we provide a single source of supply for all major brand products, with an independent viewpoint, and customers benefit from competitive pricing as a result of the large scale buying power that is channelled exclusively into this area.

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