U.S. Air Force KC-46 Tanker to Feature Eaton Products and Technology

Eaton has completed a Memorandum of Agreement with Boeing to supply products over the life of the KC-46 Tanker program.


PARIS … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will be a key system supplier to The Boeing Company on the U.S. Air Force’s KC-46 Tanker program. Eaton is a world leader in aerial refueling equipment, with extensive experience in supplying in-flight refueling solutions that support America’s national defense goals. Equipment on Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker will reflect the most advanced aerial refueling technology available in the world.

“We congratulate Boeing on being selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide an aircraft that plays such a critical role in our national defense,” said Bradley J. Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “It is an honor to support the military with products that represent the very best in technology, value and performance, and Eaton is proud to be a member of the KC-46 Tanker team.”

Eaton has completed a Memorandum of Agreement with Boeing to supply products over the life of the KC-46 Tanker program. Eaton content will include hydraulic and fuel distribution subcomponents, cargo door electro-mechanical actuation systems, hydraulic system components, electrical sensing and control devices and cockpit controls.

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 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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