CARY, N.C.—Lord Crop. has received a two-year contract from Boeing Co. for an Improved Vibration Control System to be used on the firm's CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
The company received a purchase order for the patented system in September 2013, and a preliminary design review was completed in January 2014, according to the firm. Production is expected to begin in 2016. Financial details were not disclosed.
The contract expands the breadth of Lord's product offerings that are aimed at reducing vibration in the helicopter fuselage generated by the rotor system, according to Stuart Hartwell, business development manager for Lord Global Aerospace & Defense.
“This IVCS equipment provides state-of-the-art performance and represents a major upgrade to the legacy vibration suppression system on this aircraft,” he said. “As a leader in active vibration control technology, Lord is expanding our business footprint at a critical time in aviation industry.”