November 10, 2008

BAE Systems Debuts First Eurofighter Typhoon For Royal Saudi Air Force With Eaton Onboard

Irvine, California, November 10, 2008 – BAE Systems recently announced the debut flight of the first Saudi Arabia Eurofighter Typhoon from their Warton site in Lancashire. The Royal Saudi Air Force is on track to receive 72 of the advanced fighter aircraft from mid -2009. The Royal Saudi fleet will be made up of 24 early Tranche 2 production Eurofighters to be diverted from the UK Royal Air Force and the remaining 48 platforms will be assembled at a new production facility in Saudi Arabia.

Eaton’s aerospace business is a key component supplier on the Eurofighter Typhoon including main engine and fuel transfer pumps, valves, connectors and flow proportioners; a hydraulic radar cooling pump, valves, couplings and joints; leading edge slat motors; cockpit display switches; fluid health management chip detectors and collectors; air management system valves, joints, clamps and flanges.

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