Eaton to Provide Arc-Alert Circuit Protection for Military Aircraft in Contracts Awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency

CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will provide a variety of military aircraft products, including Arc-Alert circuit-protection technology, in contracts recently awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The contracts valued at $2 million were announced May 10 during Eaton’s Aerospace Customer Support Conference in Cambridge, Md.


“With these contracts, Eaton continues building on our relationship with the DLA as a key supplier of products that improve the safety, reliability and operational readiness of the nation’s military aircraft,” said Einar Johnson, vice president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton provides cost-effective technology upgrades and solutions for our military customers that help modernize existing fleets and keep aircraft in operation around the world.”


Arc-Alert™ offers a proven, convenient and cost-effective method to replace outdated aircraft circuit protection with next-generation technology to effectively mitigate arcing damage and other hazards caused by electrical faults. The DLA contracts also include Eaton pressure switches, control assemblies and seal assemblies, all of which will be used on a variety of military aircraft platforms.


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.


Eaton’s 2012 Aerospace Customer Support Conference was held May 7-11 at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. With more than 60 years of history, the conference is one of the industry’s longest-running networking and information-sharing events, drawing international participation from airlines, original equipment manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, government and military officials and service providers.


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 more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit