CLEVELAND … Power management company Eaton is supplying an advanced hydraulic power-generation system for the Dassault Falcon 5X, a new business jet unveiled today at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas, Nev. After the contract award in 2010, Eaton teamed with Dassault to design, develop and integrate the hydraulic power-generation system and controller logic along with a series of technical innovations that provide increased reliability, efficiency, weight-savings and safety. The contract amount has not been disclosed.
"Eaton worked to gain a thorough understanding of customer needs and expectations during the aircraft pre-development phase, which set the stage for several innovative solutions for Dassault," said Jay Iyengar, vice president of engineering and technology for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. "We were able to draw from Eaton's vast experience in power management to provide Dassault with a new hydraulic system architecture that optimizes reliability and efficiency and also supports the shift toward more electrical aircraft."
The hydraulic power-generation system supplies hydraulic power to actuators that operate primary and secondary flight controls and utility systems, including landing gear and doors, nose wheel steering, brakes and the thrust reverser. Components are equipped with remote-monitoring technology to keep flight and maintenance crews aware of system conditions during aircraft operation.
The power-generation system integrates hydraulic power packs to provide a backup localized source of hydraulic power — an Eaton innovation that simplifies hydraulic system architecture while increasing safety, reliability and weight-savings.
The power-generation system also incorporates Eaton's engine-driven pumps and an electric motorpump, bootstrap reservoirs, hydraulic maintenance-free accumulators, Teflon hoses, high-pressure quick-disconnect couplings, pneumatic couplings and metallic seals.
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 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 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
Eaton will provide highly reliable pumps and power transfer units for all three aircraft. The contract amount is estimated at $400 million for the life of the program.
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