Lord now offers a re-bond repair for the Bell 412 Spindle Bearing. According to Rodolphe Leroy, manager global sales, business development and marketing, Lord Aerospace Aftermarket, Lord has implemented several changes to help lower direct operating costs (DOCs) for operators, as well as ease the maintenance burden in terms of cost and support. Bell approved Lord to re-bond the Bell 412 spindle elastomeric bearing as either a repair or a complete overhaul. All Bell 412 spindle bearing assemblies returned to Lord for overhaul will be evaluated to determine if they are in suitable condition for this repair. Spindle bearing assemblies eligible for repair will be inspected to ensure they meet Bell component repair and overhaul (CR&O) requirements. Lead time for this repair is estimated at eight weeks. The complete overhaul will be performed on spindle bearings not eligible for the re-bond repair. Eligible parts will be repaired by re-bonding the elastomeric bearing without completely overhauling the metal spindle to reduce turnaround time and cost.
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