CARY, N.C.—Lord Corp. has expanded its presence in the aerospace market with two strategic moves.
The firm was awarded a contract to qualify the design and manufacture of Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.'s Active Vibration Control System for the Kuh Medevac variant aircraft of the Kuh Surion.
In addition, it entered into a distribution agreement with Satair Group for its commercial fixed-wing product line in February.
Lord said KAI selected Lord as the active vibration control supplier on the Medevac variant in late 2014. KAI is targeting 2018 for first fielding on this variant, which sends signals to a centralized computer that runs a software algorithm that interprets the data and sends commands to force generators located throughout the aircraft. These generators create anti-vibration that stops the progression of vibration caused by the main rotor.
Lord's agreement with Satair focuses on the European, Middle East and African markets. Under the agreement, Satair Group—a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus S.A.S.—will assume responsibility for aftermarket sales, distribution and support for a variety of Lord isolation mounts and catalog parts.
Lord's isolation mounts are fitted to numerous Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier commercial aircrafts, the firm said.
Headquartered in Cary, Lord manufactures adhesives, coatings, motion management devices and sensing technologies for the aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial sectors. The firm has more than 3,000 employees in 26 countries and operates 16 manufacturing facilities and eight research and development centers worldwide.