China Southern Airlines and Tibet Airlines Select Eaton to Provide Engine-Driven Pumps, AC Motorpumps for Airbus Fleets

IRVINE, Calif. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. and Tibet Airlines have awarded contracts to Eaton to supply engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for Airbus passenger fleets. The contracts highlight Eaton’s continued expansion in the Asia-Pacific aerospace market and its global leadership in aircraft component quality, service and reliability. The value of the contracts has not been disclosed.

China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd., Asia’s largest airline, selected Eaton to supply engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for its fleet of Airbus A320 passenger jets. Eaton is the sole supplier of these components on all of the airline’s Airbus aircraft.

Tibet Airlines selected Eaton to supply engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for its fleet of Airbus A319 passenger jets. The airline will be the first carrier based in Tibet and is expected to launch operations later this year.

“We’re excited about these opportunities for expansion in one of the world’s fastest growing aerospace markets,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “We look forward to building on our longstanding relationship with China Southern Airlines as we welcome a new customer in the region, Tibet Airlines.”

Engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps are key components in an aircraft’s hydraulic power system. The pumps provide hydraulic power to perform vital actions on the aircraft, including landing gear extension and retraction; flap, aileron, rudder and elevator motion; and brake and cargo door opening and closing. In addition to engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps, Eaton manufactures components for fuel and conveyance systems on Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.

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.