Timken and Meggitt MRO Shop Team Up on First Aerospace Bearing Certification

Aug. 12, 2014
First aerospace bearing maintenance facility to receive Timken Bearing Certification.

NORTH CANTON, Ohio: August 12, 2014 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) congratulates Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems in Akron, Ohio, for becoming the first aerospace bearing maintenance facility to receive Timken Bearing Certification. Timken presented the certification signifying the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) shop adheres to Timken standards for bearing removal and handling, cleaning and inspection, analysis of bearing damage, bearing setting and adjustment, and bearing storage. Timken® bearings are installed on Meggitt aircraft landing wheels.

The MRO shop supports the installed fleet of Meggitt wheels and brakes throughout the world, cleaning and reconditioning the wheel and brake assemblies. As part of this certification process, Timken trained shop personnel in the proper cleaning, inspection and storage of wheel bearings. By training its associates in the proper techniques and then auditing and certifying the process, Meggitt has indicated its confidence that the bearings returned to service are properly cleaned and inspected and will deliver their full life potential. Meggitt is exploring opportunities for its two other MRO locations in Coventry, United Kingdom, and Singapore to achieve certification as well. 

Timken offers comprehensive support of the aircraft landing wheel market sector, including dedicated engineering during the initial design concept stages through service engineering support worldwide to the installed base. After long offering bearing maintenance certification programs for various industries, Timken recently added a similar program tailored to the stringent performance demands of the aerospace industry. The certification incorporates the company’s decades of expertise and best practices in maintenance of aerospace bearings.
 “We congratulate the Akron MRO shop for its commitment to meeting the high standards necessary to achieve the status of Timken Bearing Certification,” said David A. Novak, Jr., Timken director of service engineering and strategic projects. “Through our certification program for other industries, we found that shops earning this status enabled greater bearing life and assembly efficiency.”

Timken will continue to work with the Akron MRO shop to maintain the  certification.

“Sharing our best practices through the Timken Bearing Certification is an example of how we continually seek to deliver value to the aerospace industry,” said Mathew W. Happach, Timken director of aerospace bearings. “Aerospace customers know they can trust Timken to meet their strict performance demands. Whether on a bearing or in a service program, the Timken brand exemplifies exceptional quality to the aerospace industry.”

Timken provides power transmission systems and flight-critical components for civil and military aircraft. With a product portfolio that includes helicopter transmissions and rotor-head assemblies, bearings, turbine engine components, gears and housings, Timken focuses on the entire lifecycle of aircraft. In addition to original equipment, the company provides a wide range of aftermarket products and services for global customers, including complete engine overhaul, bearing repair, component reconditioning and replacement parts.

More information about obtaining Timken Bearing Certification and aircraft landing wheel bearing maintenance can be found at www.timken.com/alw.

About Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
Since January 2008, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems has been the trade name of the two Meggitt businesses supplying aircraft wheels and brakes, Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation (ABSC) and Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems (DABS).

We are one of the leading aircraft wheel and brake suppliers in the world, and have facilities on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as in Europe and Asia. We provide aircraft braking systems to a diverse group of customers, which include, but are not limited to, airline operators, aircraft constructors, private aircraft owners and charter operators, governments and military operations, distributors and repair stations. Our vision is: “To be the braking systems supplier of choice and employer of choice in our industry.”

About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) engineers, manufactures and markets Timken® bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain, and related products, and offers a spectrum of power system rebuild and repair services around the world. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and power transmission across the broad spectrum of bearings and related systems to improve the reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $3 billion in sales in 2013 (excluding Steel business sales). With approximately 17,000 people operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.