Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Embraer Defense and Security to supply fuel system components for the next generation of KC-390 military transport aircraft. Eaton will design, develop and supply airframe fuel system components for the KC-390, which is currently in development, and also provide production units and aftermarket support throughout the life of the program. The contract represents a new relationship with Embraer for Eaton’s fuel systems division.
“Eaton’s new supplier agreement with Embraer confirms that our advanced fuel pump and valve technologies are delivering enhanced system performance and reliability for customers in the military transport component sectors,” said Frank Dubey, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s fuel systems division. “We’re very excited about our role in the development of the KC-390 program and this opportunity to expand Eaton’s product portfolio with Embraer.”
Eaton’s extensive product portfolio and proven experience on many of the world’s most advanced civilian and military aircraft platforms will be instrumental in helping Embraer achieve the latest aircraft regulatory certification requirements for the KC-390.
Within the agreement, Eaton will provide support during the KC-390 development and test phase, which is expected to be complete by 2015, in addition to production units and aftermarket support. The KC-390 will be Embraer’s most advanced military transport aircraft, offering lower life-cycle costs and higher availability than most aircraft in its class.
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.