Eaton to Provide Engine-Driven Pumps, AC Motorpumps for China Southern's New Order of 30 Airbus A320 Passenger Jets

CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will supply engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for 30 new Airbus A320 jets in a contract awarded by China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest carrier. Eaton is the sole supplier of engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for all Airbus aircraft operated by China Southern, including its current fleet of 179 A320 jets.

The contract highlights Eaton’s continuing expansion in the Asia-Pacific aerospace market and its global leadership in aircraft component quality, service and reliability. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

“China Southern and a growing number of airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are benefiting from Eaton solutions that support improved aircraft performance and total lifecycle management,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton components provide unsurpassed levels of reliability and efficiency for our customers, and our global support network ensures that products are available whenever and wherever needed to keep fleets in operation around the world.”

Eaton sets the standard for hydraulic pump reliability, with average reliability exceeding 50,000 hours MTBF.  Eaton’s hydraulic engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps are sole source on Airbus A330, A340 and A380 platforms.

Engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps provide hydraulic power to perform vital actions on the aircraft, including landing gear extension and retraction; flap, aileron, rudder and elevator motion; aircraft wheel braking; and cargo door opening and closing via hydraulic actuators.

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, hydraulic 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