21 April 2014
After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national “Name the Blimp” contest, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has selected ten finalist names for its newest blimp.
The finalist names were chosen based on criteria, including how the name reflects the history of airships, the majesty of lighter-than-air flight and Goodyear´s track record of delivering superior performance and innovation.
The new blimp, which took its first test flight one month ago, is an all-new, state-of-the-art version of the tire company´s world-famous icon. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company´s legacy as the world´s leading builder and operator of airships.
The finalists include the following 10 names: Adventurer, Ambassador, Commitment, Excursion, Explorer, Goodwill, Inspiration, Pride of Goodyear, Resolute, Wingfoot One.
Fans can vote on their favorite name by visiting www.Goodyear.com/NametheBlimp through May 9. The individual who originally submitted the winning name will receive the grand prize of access to the blimp for a day. The other nine finalists will each receive a set of Goodyear tires.
The blimp will be christened this summer.
Goodyear is one of the world´s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 51 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. Its website is at www.goodyear.com/corporate.