Eaton Forms Strategic Relationship with AAR to Supply Hydraulic, Fuel and Electrical Products for Airline Component Repair MRO Contracts

PARIS … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has signed an agreement with AAR to supply an array of hydraulic, fuel and electrical products to support AAR’s component repair MRO contracts. Additionally, the companies will seek opportunities to increase their global aftermarket business through joint flight-hour service agreements using Eaton components.

"Eaton's new relationship with AAR is an opportunity to grow our aftermarket business by aligning Eaton's strengths in component excellence with a strategic MRO provider," said Eric Alden, director of customer support for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. "Eaton seeks to open new markets for our products as AAR provides their airline customers with more cost-effective and customizable solutions for MRO services."

AAR, a global aerospace and defense contractor, has extensive experience with supply chain and component repair management for commercial airline and government fleets. AAR has received multiple industry awards and recognition for exceptional MRO performance and customer service.

In the agreement with AAR, Eaton will supply hydraulic, fuel and electrical components for airlines operating large fleets of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Products include hydraulic spare parts for repair of Eaton's engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps and electrical components installed on Eaton's cargo door actuators.

The relationship also enables Eaton and AAR to pursue opportunities for flight-hour service agreements in which Eaton supplies spare components to AAR to perform repairs of Eaton's hydraulic, fuel, conveyance and electrical products.

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 is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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