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Lord’s transmission boot receives FAA PMA

27th August 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Lord Corporation has received the FAA’s Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced main driveshaft transmission boot for Bell 412HP and Bell 412EP helicopter platforms.

The PMA will allow customers to reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save 35% on maintenance costs over a new purchase from the original manufacturer.

Lord uses an elastomeric material that provides coupling lubricant resistance resulting in extended part-life. 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.

The PMA programme meets or exceeds the Bell component repair and overhaul maintenance programme’s suggested removal period of 1,200 hours. Lord’s programme also includes a recycling option, allowing users to participate in a swift and more environmentally-preferred option for disposal.

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