LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has 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. Building on nine decades of engineering excellence and experience providing engine mounts and other vibration isolation systems for OEMs around the globe, LORD will design, develop, test, qualify and manufacture the components as well as provide in-service support as part of this agreement. A longtime industry standard, LORD engine mounts and attachments have proven to lower risk and total cost. 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.
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