IRVINE, Calif. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation was awarded a total of $28.6 million in aerospace contracts by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in the first quarter of 2011 to support military weapon systems and aircraft platforms. The contracts provide replacement parts and maintenance and repair services for the Army, Navy and Air Force. The total includes a five-year, $14.7 million contract with DLA Land and Maritime to provide hose assemblies and quick-disconnect couplings for multiple military aircraft.
“Eaton is honored to support the warfighter by delivering the highest levels of quality, reliability and performance in all of our products,” said Bradley J. Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Our goal is to continue building on our relationship with the DLA as a key supplier and to expand our presence as a leading military aftermarket supplier.”
Eaton manufactures a broad range of products that serve multiple functions in aircraft, including fluid power, electrical distribution and control, and sensor components and systems. Contract awards support a number of aircraft platforms such as the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, Lockheed C-130 and C-5 airlifters, and the Boeing B-1 bomber.
The DLA is the Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing supplies and services to U.S. military forces worldwide. The DLA procures nearly all of the consumable items used by America’s military forces, including 84 percent of the military’s spare parts.
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.