Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company, Inc. Bearings Pass 25,000 Cycle Testing
SAN MARINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company, Inc. (OTCBB: TPAC) announced today that spherical bearings from its China subsidiary have passed independent testing under SAE Aerospace Standard 81820 for 25,000 cycles at a 10,400 lb. load at ambient temperature.
"Verifying 25,000 cycle internal liner wear at ambient temperature is an essential benchmark for us and for qualification under SAE-AS81820," said Bill McKay, Trans-Pacific Aerospace CEO. “We still have a number of tests to do at high and low temperature and with contaminants, but it is good to get the first test under our belts.”
Bearings made by Godfrey (China) Limited, the company’s 25%-owned subsidiary, will be submitted to the U.S. Navy for official qualification testing shortly. Should the bearings pass U.S. Navy qualification testing, the China facility will become the first approved manufacturer of SAE-AS81820 bearings in China.
McKay added: “This is a good start and we are hopeful that the remainder of the tests will be successful and that the Navy will have similar performance results in their testing.”
The Trans-Pacific Aerospace manufacturing and quality control team, in China from the U.S., has successfully qualified over 3,000 different types of bearings for both SAE and FAA commercial aircraft approval.
About Trans-Pacific Aerospace (TPAC)
Trans-Pacific Aerospace is in the business of designing, engineering and manufacturing self-lubricating spherical bearings for commercial aircraft, with planned product extensions using similar proprietary technology into maritime, power plant and space applications. To date, Trans-Pacific Aerospace’s operations have focused on assisting its 25%-owned Chinese subsidiary, Godfrey (China) Limited, in the development of its production facility in Guangzhou, China and the design and engineering of Godfrey’s initial product line of spherical bearings. Godfrey has a special operating license granted by China's Ministry of Science and Technology. Godfrey has completed prototype manufacturing and testing in China and the United States and is pursuing SAE parts qualification of its facility in Guangzhou, China.
Information About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Trans-Pacific Aerospace within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those forward-looking statements include statements regarding Trans-Pacific Aerospace’s expectations for the certification of Godfrey’s Guangzhou, China production facility; the commencement of manufacturing of Godfrey’s initial product line of spherical bearings; continued growth of the market for component parts of commercial aircraft; and the potential sale of Godfrey’s bearing products. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to delays or failure of certifying Godfrey’s Guangzhou China manufacturing facility; Godfrey’s inability to obtain the capital or human resources necessary to commence manufacturing of its bearing products; the inability to successfully market Godfrey’s bearing products to the commercial aerospace industry; and the ability of Trans-Pacific Aerospace and Godfrey to acquire additional capital as and when needed, and those other risks set forth in Trans-Pacific Aerospace’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2009 filed with the SEC on February 12, 2010 and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Trans-Pacific Aerospace cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Trans-Pacific Aerospace does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.