Eaton to Supply AC Motorpumps for Spirit Airlines' New A320 Fleet

IRVINE, Calif. … Power management company Eaton has been selected by Spirit Airlines to supply AC motorpumps for its new Airbus A320 aircraft. Eaton's electric motorpumps are industry leaders in reliability and help operators optimize aircraft availability and lifecycle cost management. Spirit Airlines recently began receiving new A320s equipped with Eaton's AC motorpumps, with aircraft deliveries scheduled through 2021. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

“Eaton views this contract as an exciting opportunity to expand our world-class product portfolio with Spirit Airlines, an airline experiencing significant growth," said Lasse Ostergaard, vice president of the Aftermarket Division for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton supplies highly reliable components for new installations as well as retrofits that help our airline customers improve aircraft availability and reduce maintenance costs."

Eaton components can be found on virtually all commercial and military aircraft platforms. Eaton’s AC motorpumps provide power to perform vital actions, including landing gear extension and retraction; flap, aileron, rudder and elevator motion; aircraft wheel braking; and cargo door opening and closing via hydraulic actuators.

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra-low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit's modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. Spirit’s all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at

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, including fuel inerting and fuel gauging, ground fueling and aerial refueling; lightning and ignition protection; 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; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit