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Parker LORD Announces Additional FAA Eligibility for its AS350 Main Rotor Spherical Bearing

( 11/30/2021 )

All 14 AS350 / AS355 / EC130 Models Now Covered

CARY, NC., November 30, 2021 – The Parker LORD Noise, Vibration and Harshness Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Rotor Spherical Beaming for the AS350 helicopter. The extended certification includes all models eligible for installation on AD350 (H125), AS355 and EC130 (H130) helicopters.

"We announced the availability of the AS350 spherical stop earlier this year and the FAA has now certified our PMA for 14 different models,” said Rodolphe Leroy, manager, global sales, business development and marketing, Parker LORD. “The B2 and B3 market has responded very positively to this PMA, and we wanted to share this benefit to all AS350/AS355 operators. We always carry stock and never charge a premium for AOG orders.”

“Since we started working with Parker LORD, we have had very fast quotes, good prices, immediate deliveries and good customer service,” said Jennifer Ortiz of Franconaves, a Guatemala-based helicopter charter service.   “We are very happy to work with Parker LORD and we hope do so for a long time.”

Main rotor spherical bearings from Parker LORD are now available for the following models:

  • AS350 (H125) and EC130 (H130) Platforms:  AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D,  EC130B4 and EV130T2
  • AS355 Platform:  AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N and AS355NP

Customers using the Parker LORD PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save on costs over a new purchase from the original manufacturer.  The PMA parts (P/N 704A33-633-211LORD) are now available at www.lord.com/MRO and ready to ship immediately from Parker LORD and its preferred channel partners.  

The new bearing is designed using Parker LORD’s SPE IIA elastomer, the newest generation of elastomers specifically formulated to withstand the rigors of helicopter flight. The specially formulated elastomer maintains mechanical properties with little to no degradation at elevated temperatures. The bearing also benefits from superior metal surface coatings for increased corrosion protection.

This PMA program meets or exceeds the Airbus Helicopters Component Repair and Overhaul Maintenance Program.

Learn more about Parker LORD Aerospace and Defense solutions at lord.com/industries.aerospace-and-defense.

 

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