August 18, 2008
Boeing 787 Landing Gear And Swing Testing Includes Eaton Technology
IRVINE, California, August 18, 2008 – Boeing has announced the first swing landing gear testing as part of the pre-flight verification process for the first 787. The test involves swinging the landing gear from the stowed to the fully extended position and back again. The tests are initiated from the new aircraft’s flight deck to test the integration of the avionics, electrical, hydraulics and common core computing systems.
Eaton is a key supplier to the overall system package, providing the hoses for the main landing gear actuation, down lock actuator, truck positioner actuator, door actuator, and uplocks for both the gear and doors. In addition, Eaton is supplying the swivels for the fluid connections at the main gear pivot points and the main landing gear actuator bleed valves.
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 ground systems, marine and off-road markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.