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. The PMA part is now available at www.LORD.com/MRO
“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.