October 27, 2008
Bell Boeing V-22 Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Performing Well With Eaton Onboard
Irvine, California, October 27, 2008 - For over one year, the revolutionary Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has been ferrying troops and equipment in a hostile environment without a major incident. Since being deployed at the Asad Air Base in western Iraq, a dozen V-22s have been operating day and night transporting troops and their equipment to and from forward operating bases. The V-22 was specifically designed to operate vertically like a helicopter and horizontally like an airplane and, as a result, can fly higher, further and much faster than conventional transport helicopters, like the CH-46 Sea Knight, that it was funded to replace.
"Eaton continues to be a proud key supplier for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey," said Bradley Morton, Eaton’s Aerospace Business President. "In addition to providing the unique platform with our state-of-the-art, higher pressure 5000 psi hydraulic power generation and motion control system, we are also providing the airframe’s fluid conveyance hoses and fittings, gearbox and engine lubrication health monitoring systems and critical electro-mechanical components and sub-systems".
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 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.