FARNBOROUGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has signed a letter of intent with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) to supply the cargo door actuation system for the COMAC C919 program. The system’s lightweight design helps reduce overall aircraft weight and improve fuel efficiency. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
“Our selection by COMAC was based on Eaton’s superior system design and integration capabilities, which optimize aircraft performance and lifecycle cost,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton’s innovative solutions are driving growth in China’s emerging aerospace market and extending Eaton’s broad product portfolio to new markets worldwide.”
Eaton’s cargo door actuation system will lift the fore and aft cargo doors on the C919 passenger jet. The cargo door actuator contains integrated control electronics, a design innovation that eliminates the need for a separate controller. Eaton’s integrated approach saves weight and volume, leading to overall aircraft weight reductions, improved fuel efficiency and lower environmental emissions.
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 www.eaton.com.
They have established a joint venture in Shanghai to support the COMAC C919 single-aisle commercial aircraft program.
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