Eaton signs 10-Year, $26 million agreement with GE to develop gas turbine engine lubrication system


CLEVELAND, OHIO… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) said today its Aerospace business has signed a developmental agreement with General Electric Company to provide the lubrication subsystem for the GE LV100-5 gas turbine engine. The value of the contract award is estimated at $26 million over the next 10 years.?

The GE LV100-5 is a 1,500 shaft horsepower industrialized turboshaft jet engine selected to power the U. S. Army's M2 Abrams main battle tank and the XM2001/XM2002 Crusader armored vehicle.?

Eaton will design, engineer and manufacture the lube tank subsystem, which can be used interchangeably and consists of an oil reservoir, air-oil separator, related sensors and accessories, and two fill systems to provide direct and remote fill capabilities.?

Delivery of the first development tanks will take place next year, with full-scale production slated to begin in 2003.?

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; electric motors; aircraft flap and slat systems; fluid conveyance products and 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, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.?

Eaton Corporation is a global $8 billion diversified industrial manufacturer that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent truck systems for fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 49,000 employees and sells products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit

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