CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will provide significant content on 84 new Boeing F-15SA fighter aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in a purchase agreement announced between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. government. The deal also includes upgrades to the SA configuration for 70 F-15S fighter jets in the RSAF fleet.
“Eaton is focusing our in-depth design and engineering capabilities on product enhancements that increase the safety, reliability and operational readiness of military fleets around the world,” said Einar Johnson, vice president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Our supplier relationship with Boeing is an excellent opportunity to extend F-15 production and promote the fighter’s continued competitiveness in the global military market.”
Eaton will supply products for F-15SA new builds and retrofits, including hydraulic valves, fuel valves, landing gear valves, boost and transfer pumps, and actuators. To meet Boeing’s updated specifications for the SA variant, Eaton engineers have upgraded switching valves to support the fighter’s new digital fly-by-wire flight control system.
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.