Timken Expands Aerospace Bearing Repair Facility with Compressor Case Overhaul Services

The Timken Company received FAA-approval to integrate its compressor case overhaul operation in to its state-of-the-art Los Alamitos, Calif., aerospace repair facility on the 17th February 2015. The facility has been in operation for more than 55 years and has allowed Timken to apply its industry-leading knowledge and technical expertise to mission-critical components that require high-precision repair. The facility inspects and reconditions more than 30,000 main engine, gearbox and APU bearings each year on more than 80 platforms.

Timken will focus its compressor case overhaul expertise on Rolls-Royce M250-C20 engines. These engines are commonly used in the versatile Bell 206 and MD500 helicopters in military and civil applications, including corporate transportation, law enforcement, EMS, offshore oil and gas rig support, firefighting and forestry.

Stringent quality standards at the Los Alamitos facility are designed to produce precise tolerances and improve overall product integrity. “In today’s ultra-competitive aviation market, our customers are continuously searching for ways to increase value while maintaining quality and safety,” said Larry Shiembob, director of Timken aerospace aftermarket. “Our maintenance and overhaul capabilities comply with commercial and military aviation requirements for an increasing range of aircraft engines, components, helicopter drive trains and other systems. And we provide a high degree of precision, quality and craftsmanship that meets our customers’ toughest specifications.”

Compressor case services include overhaul exchange, complete or partial replacement of vane bands, installation of new plastic and plasma spray on worn surfaces as necessary. Part numbers approved for overhaul are 6877410 and 23057142.

Timken serves the global aircraft industry with a variety of aftermarket solutions, including bearing repair and PMA parts replacement, designed to achieve the highest industry standards for performance and availability. The Los Alamitos facility is approved by the FAA, EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) and is ISO 9001:2008 compliant.

Timken is widely known for its landing gear technology, which has earned FAA approval for the last 50 years and helps ensure more than 100,000 safe landings per day, worldwide. Additionally, the more than 3.5 million commercial PMA aftermarket parts that Timken has sold have collectively accumulated more than one billion flight hours.

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About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) engineers, manufactures and markets Timken® bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain, and related products, and offers a spectrum of power system rebuild and repair services around the world. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and power transmission across the broad spectrum of bearings and related systems to improve the reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $3.1 billion in sales in 2014. With approximately 16,000 people operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

Press Release source: The Timken Company