Burbank, Calif. – November 19, 2010 – Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced today it has been selected by Honeywell to provide the Brake Control System (BCS) for the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) C919 Commercial Airplane. Crane will assist in the integration of the BCS, which includes SmartStem passive, wireless tire pressure sensing technology and a Brake Temperature Monitoring System.
The COMAC919 is a new aircraft platform being developed and manufactured by COMAC, for which the market is anticipated to exceed 2000 airplanes.
“This marks a major strategic step for Crane into the rapidly emerging commercial airplane market in China,” said Mike Romito, aerospace group president of Crane Aerospace & Electronics. “We look forward to providing Honeywell with the most trusted and proven brake control system in the marketplace for the COMAC C919.”
“With more than 70 years of experience, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is the leader of brake control systems worldwide,” added Nigel Duncan, Aerospace Group’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We currently provide safe, reliable brake control for approximately 70 percent of the world’s commercial airplanes, including those operated by the majority of airlines in China.”
Crane Aerospace & Electronics employs a workforce of more than 2500 people across four operating divisions, including sales and support offices in China. Crane Aerospace & Electronics’ regional office is in Shanghai.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is a major supplier of systems and components for critical aerospace and defense applications. Product and service offerings are organized in solution sets, and include Landing System Solutions, Sensing and Utility Solutions, Fluid Management Solutions, Power Solutions, Microwave Solutions, Electronic Manufacturing Solutions, Microelectronics Solutions and Cabin Solutions. Products are manufactured under the brand names ELDEC, Hydro-Aire, Interpoint, Keltec, Lear Romec, Merrimac, P.L. Porter and Signal Technology. For more information on Crane Aerospace & Electronics, visit www.craneae.com, and for Crane Co., visit www.craneco.com.