Bearings repair company SKF (Stand D139) has announced the establishment of a new bearing service centre in Charleston, South Carolina.

The start-up is part of the company's strategy to diversify from bearing and seal sales into overhaul and repair services. SKF Aero Bearing Service Centre will service Pratt & Whitney main shaft and gearbox bearings, which will include JT8D, JT9D, PW2000 and PW4000 engine families.

Announcing the new centre SKF Aeroengine division president Rolf Jacobson says: "With the co-operation of our OEM customers, we will be able to bring a higher level of service to the market place."

Source: Flight Daily News