Bearing

November 27, 2013 - 8:55am

The FAA has granted PMA approval to Mesa, Ariz.-based Able Aerospace to provide low-cost replacements of Bell 206 duplex bearings (OEM p/n 206-040-032-105; Able p/n 2AA-040-032-105). The company offers certified, guaranteed parts that erase long lead-times and significantly reduce operating costs immediately, said Anthony Saenz, Able Aerospace’s president.

October 20, 2013 - 1:30am
One of two turbine engine test cells at the Timken Aerospace plant in Mesa, Ariz., can test PT6A or T53 engines interchangeably. The vertical exhaust gas vents are used for the PT6A; the horizontal vent discharges exhaust from the T53 tailpipe.

Timken, known for manufacturing precision roller bearings for a variety of industries, is highlighting its wide range of aerospace products and services at the NBAA show (Booth No. 1327), in particular an expanded turbine engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capability.

August 16, 2013 - 1:15pm

Timken (Stand 2017) is a global company providing a wide range of products, from precision bearings to engine overhaul, but at LABACE the U.S. firm is focused on supporting operators in the Brazilian marketplace. The company produces complex parts such as turbine blades, compressor wheels, combustors and bearings that are the cost-drivers behind engine overhauls.

June 17, 2013 - 4:15am
AgustaWestland’s AW189 medium twin can run for 50 minutes after loss of gearbox lubrication, a condition that has caused several incidents among large transport category helicopters recently.

Loss of lubrication to the main gearbox (MGB) has been responsible for several crashes, ditchings and precautionary landings in large transport category helicopters in recent years. These accidents set off broad debate as to exactly what is required of main gearboxes under Part 29 certification of the U.S.

March 5, 2011 - 6:10am

Timken Aerospace Aftermarket Solutions’ $400 million in annual revenues represents a relatively small portion of parent Timken Company’s $4 billion total, but the Mesa, Ariz.-based aftermarket specialist is aiming higher as it moves into the new decade.

September 22, 2010 - 8:16am

Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based in Brisbane, Australia, has entered into a distribution agreement with Timken for bearing inspection, overhaul and reconditioning services throughout the Australasian region. Sikorsky Helitech will also carry an extensive inventory of bearings at its Brisbane location to facilitate and expedite regional overhauls and exchanges.

July 7, 2010 - 10:02am

Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has entered into a distribution agreement with Timken for bearing inspection, overhaul and reconditioning services throughout Australasia.

February 20, 2009 - 8:04am

The newly formed Timken Aerospace Aftermarket Solutions business unit is at Heli-Expo this week (Booth No. 3718) to discuss its expanded capabilities brought about by Timken’s acquisition last October of the Arizona turbine engine parts manufacturing firm Extex.

November 5, 2008 - 10:06am

Timken has acquired assets of Gilbert, Ariz.-based Extex, which specializes in manufacturing FAA-approved aftermarket parts for turbine engines. During its 13 years of operation, Extex expanded its portfolio of parts manufactured under FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) regulations to serve three powerplant lines–the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6, Honeywell auxiliary power units and the Rolls-Royce 250.

November 30, 2007 - 8:09am

Researchers at the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park and at the Sadeghi mechanical engineering laboratory have developed tiny wireless sensors resilient enough to survive the harsh conditions inside jet engines.

 
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