Eaton selected by Hamilton Sundstrand to supply environmental control system ducting for use on new Boeing 787 Aircraft



CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) has been selected by Hamilton Sundstrand Air Management Systems to design, develop and supply ducting and associated hardware for use on both the nitrogen generating system and the cabin air conditioning and thermal control system for the new Boeing 787 aircraft. The aerospace contract is estimated to generate revenues of $82 million over the life of the program.

Eaton’s selection was based on a variety of factors, including the ability to provide innovative engineering solutions to meet weight and performance requirements. Eaton’s expertise in v-band couplings, clamps, flanges, hoses, and lightweight ducting supports Hamilton Sundstrand’s system architecture. This new system employs an electrical approach to providing pressurized cabin air and air conditioning, resulting in improved efficiency and reliability.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will carry 223 to 259 passengers in tri-class configurations on routes up to 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kilometers). Production will begin in 2006. The first flight is expected in 2007, with certification, delivery and entry into service occurring in 2008.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of fluid conveyance products and systems; hydraulic and electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; electric motors; aircraft flap and slat systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; pressure sensors; and fluid debris monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, defense, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2004 sales of $9.8 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 57,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit

This news release contains a forward-looking statement concerning the estimated company revenues that will be received as the result of the contract to provide environmental control system ducting and associated hardware for the new Boeing 787 aircraft. This statement should be used with caution because it is subject to various risks and uncertainties, some of which are outside the control of the company. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements include future funding for the environmental control system ducting and associated hardware and unexpected technical difficulties. We do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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