Gulfstream selects Eaton for power plant fluid and electrical engine build up systems integration


CLEVELAND, OHIO… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) has been selected by Gulfstream Aerospace to be the Engine Build Up (EBU) systems integrator for the next generation of its GIV aircraft. The new contract award, made to Eaton's Aerospace business, includes the installation design, engineering and certification of the 12 sub-systems that make up the EBU. The total value of the program is approximately $30 million over the next 10 years.

The Gulfstream EBU system consists of all of the fluid and electrical sub-systems that connect the power plant to the airframe. This includes the engine bleed air, hydraulics, fuel fire detection and suppression, oil and electrical harnesses.

The Eaton sub-system integration team consists of five engineers co-located in Savannah, Georgia, with Gulfstream and Rolls-Royce personnel. Eaton, through its Aeroquip brand product managers, has had extensive EBU sub-system design and installation experience from previous programs.

Eaton's Aerospace business is a leading supplier of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic pumps and generator products; power transfer units; integrated fluid power systems; fluid and fuel conveyance products and systems; electric motors; electromechanical actuator and flight control products; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management sub-systems; pressure sensors and fluid debris monitoring products and systems. Eaton's Aerospace business 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’s 55,000 employees work in 29 countries on six continents.

This news release contains a forward-looking statement concerning the potential for significant future Gulfstream GIV EBU business. That statement should be used with caution. It is subject to various risks and uncertainties, some of which are outside the control of the company. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statement include continued funding of the program over the ten-year period of the contract. We do not assume any obligation to update this forward-looking statement.


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