Brazilian Airline TAM Selects Eaton to Provide Engine-Driven Pumps, AC Motorpumps for Airbus A330 Jets

IRVINE, Calif. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it has been selected by TAM, Brazil’s largest airline, to provide engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for a new order of Airbus A330 passenger jets. The contract represents the continuation of a longstanding relationship between TAM and Eaton, which manufactures a variety of components that support the airline’s passenger fleets. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

“Eaton is very pleased to be the hydraulic supplier for TAM’s new A330 aircraft,” said Eric Alden, vice president of customer support for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Our goal is to deliver the highest levels of component quality and service for TAM and all of our airline customers worldwide.”

Engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for the Airbus A330 provide fluid power for primary flight controls, flap and slat drives, landing gear, nose wheel steering, thrust reversers, spoilers, rudders, cargo doors and emergency hydraulic-driven electrical generators.

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.