Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit on Board with Bombardier CSeries
Aircraft's First Flight
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 17, 2013
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Freudenberg-NOK Sealing
Technologies Simrit (Freudenberg-NOK) is proud to have been on board the
Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft yesterday as it completed its first flight.
Freudenberg-NOK, a leading global sealing supplier to the aerospace industry,
supplied various sealing components to the aircraft's airframe and engine
"From the airframe to the engine propulsion systems, Bombardier's CSeries
aircraft represents some of the most advanced technology and we're honored to
have contributed to the aircraft's successful first flight," said Vinay
Nilkanth, vice president of global sales, aerospace, Freudenberg-NOK. "As a
leader in aerospace materials and sealing technologies, Freudenberg-NOK is
able to support large commercial aircraft programs like the CSeries jetliner
from initial design and development through qualification, engine validation
testing and into flight testing."
The successful first flight of Bombardier's CSeries aircraft marks a major
milestone towards its entry-into-service. Freudenberg-NOK has contributed a
wide variety of sealing products and systems to the CSeries aircraft program.
Freudenberg-NOK used its proprietary low-density silicone to reduce the weight
of its sealing component – thereby contributing to the aircraft's overall fuel
efficiency – while the company's low-friction radial shaft seals decrease the
loss of available power. Drawing on its unmatched material technology
expertise, the company's O-Rings provide increased compatibility with advanced
fluids, such as low-density phosphate ester fluids and high temperature
The CSeries aircraft is the only all-new aircraft designed to meet today's
operational realities. Optimized for the single-aisle, 100- to 149-seat
market, the CSeries family of aircraft delivers the lowest operating costs in
its class, a significant fuel burn advantage, exceptional operational
flexibility, widebody comfort and an unmatched environmental scorecard.
"Demand for single-aisle aircraft is forecasted to grow over the next 20 years
within the emerging regions of Asia, Eastern Europe and South America," said
Nilkanth. "To best serve these customers, Freudenberg-NOK is working closely
with key aerospace companies and their system suppliers to ensure safe and
reliable air travel for passengers around the world."
*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between
Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a
leading producer – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit
sales channels – of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets
including: aerospace; agriculture; appliance; automotive; construction;
diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical.
Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership,
Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20
facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit
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