LORD Corporation’s OMNI Active Vibration Control System Selected by AgustaWestland

CARY, N.C.--LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, announces that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, decided to proceed with the qualification of the new OMNI AVC system on AW's aircrafts. AVCS technology operates through the use of accelerometers that measure aircraft vibration levels. Signals are sent to a centralized computer that runs a software algorithm that interprets the data and sends commands to force generators located throughout the aircraft. These force generators create "anti-vibration" that stops the progression of vibration due to the main rotor. Qualification of the system is currently being finalized.


AgustaWestland has enjoyed great success across multiple platforms and demonstrated proven capabilities in multiple role configurations, including EMS/SAR, VIP/Passenger Transport and Offshore applications. The entire AgustaWestland product range is recognized for outstanding Hot and High performance as well as multirole mission capability and these applications demand optimum levels of comfort, combined with low vibration and noise levels. The OMNI AVC system also provides additional benefits in terms of weight saving and installation flexibility.

LORD's experience in developing AVCS technology has led to the development of a state of the art system fully capable of meeting today's demands for high performance  and versatile mission ready helicopters. By using a common design approach with core components, AgustaWestland is able to optimize the installation of LORD technology to achieve the best performances across multiple platforms, an approach that fits perfectly with company's family concept.

About AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is an Anglo-Italian Helicopter manufacturer which is part of Finmeccanica, a leading Italian Industrial group operating in Aerospace and Defense. AgustaWestland has a long history in aerospace, originally founded in Italy 1907 and merged with Westland Helicopters in 2000. Now boasting over 13000 employees worldwide with sales in excess of €4000MM, AgustaWestland is a leader in Rotorcraft design, development and production and continues to provide state of the art helicopters to commercial and military operators worldwide.

About LORD Corporation                                                                                              

LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For nearly 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C. and 2012 revenues in excess of $860 million, LORD has more than 2,900 employees in 25 countries and operates 15 manufacturing facilities and nine R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives where we work and live. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.