HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services at Heli-Expo today announced the signing of a worldwide supply agreement with LORD Corporation of Cary, N.C., to distribute the LORD high-capacity laminate (HCL) elastomeric bearings for aftermarket aerospace applications. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Helicopter Support, Inc. (HSI), a business unit of Sikorsky Aerospace Services, will be the exclusive worldwide distributor of LORD HCL bearings for Sikorsky S-61(TM), S-70(TM) and S-92® helicopters and variants of these models. Through Sikorsky Aerospace Services' extensive global network, this teaming expands worldwide availability of LORD products for military and commercial applications.
"This distribution agreement with LORD offers greater parts availability, resulting in faster turnaround and increased flight readiness for our customers. In our relentless effort to provide the best support in the industry, collaborating with LORD adds another solution to our single point of contact for customers," said Samir Mehta, president of Helicopter Support, Inc.
Offering reduced vibration levels, LORD bearings require no lubrication. By reducing overhaul time and unscheduled maintenance - while extending part-life cycle - customers can lower their operating costs.
"LORD Corporation is excited about its exclusive agreement with HSI to support the family of Sikorsky S-61, S-70 and S-92 helicopters," said Joseph Marotta, vice president of LORD Americas. "By collaborating with the dedicated HSI team, we will enhance customer support and shorten lead times by offering in-stock material availability to the users of Sikorsky's helicopters."
With sales in excess of $700 million, LORD Corporation is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and markets devices and systems to manage mechanical motion and control noise and vibration; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives and coatings; and develops products and systems using magnetically responsive technologies.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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