LORD Corporation signs Letter of Intent for MA700 Aircraft

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 13, 2016 20:40

LORD Corporation signs Letter of Intent for MA700 Aircraft

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced receipt of a signed letter of intent for design and production of the engine and APU vibration isolation systems for the MA700 aircraft.

The agreement is with AVIS Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, makers of the Xian MA700, a twin-engine, medium-range turboprop airliner currently under development.

LORD will design, develop, test, qualify and manufacture the components as well as provide in-service support as part of this agreement. Using a damage tolerant approach, the Mount System is designed to manage the thrust, G and FBO/Windmilling loads of the engine while controlling the deflections and the envelope size and weight requirements. With easy installation and optimization of part count, LORD mounts increase passenger and crew comfort with reduction of noise and vibration.

LORD Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Mounting Systems support an aircraft’s auxiliary generator that powers aircraft systems when grounded, enabling operators to avoid running the main engines at the gate. As with any mechanical system, an APU introduces noise and vibration into the aircraft, LORD Corporation’s APU Mounting System helps ensure passenger comfort by greatly reducing the noise and vibration transferred into the cabin. LORD Corporation’s design solutions typically enable a reduction in weight and a reduction in part count compared to the traditional canister style systems, using LORD Corporation’s rod end isolator design. Boasting ease of installation and long lifecycle, the system maintains superior noise and vibration isolation performance.

According to Bill Cerami, President of Aerospace and Defense, LORD Corporation, the company is excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with AVIC Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation on this program.

“China will soon be the biggest airspace in the world,” said Cerami. “As the leader in motion and vibration control solutions since the early days of flight, we look forward to the opportunity to partner with OEMs to create and maintain safe and efficient aircraft.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 13, 2016 20:40