LORD Corp, August 22, 2018 - Cary, NC – LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot for Bell 412HP and 412EP helicopter platforms.
Customers using PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save 35 percent on maintenance costs over a new purchase from the original manufacturer.
“We are thrilled to offer this PMA to the marketplace because it allows operators to reduce costs without compromising on safety,” said Rodolphe Leroy, Manager, Global Sales, Business Development and Marketing, LORD Corporation. “With parts in stock and the availability to ship globally, there is minimal downtime for the customer.”
LORD uses an elastomeric material that provides exceptional coupling lubricant resistance resulting in extended part-life and ultimately more time in the air. The elastomer is integrated into the main driveshaft transmission boot and protects the drive shaft couplings from dirt, water, oil and other contaminants. The specially formulated elastomer maintains mechanical properties with little to no degradation at elevated temperatures, as well as superior metal surface coatings for increased corrosion protection.
This PMA program meets or exceeds the Bell Component Repair and Overhaul Maintenance Program’s suggested removal period of 1,200 hours. LORD’s program also includes a recycling option, allowing users to participate in a swift and more environmentally-preferred option for disposal.
About LORD Corp: LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 27 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives.