December 1, 2008
US Air Force Announces Successful F-22 Raptor Flight Tests With Synthetic Fuel
Irvine, California, December 1, 2008 – The US Air Force has completed its analysis of the fuel and propulsion systems and overall performance effects of using a natural-gas-based synthetic fuel in one of its F-22 Raptors as part of its ongoing trials of alternative fuel technology capabilities in its trainer, transport and flightier fleets.
The US Air Force plans to certificate its entire fleets for synthetic fuel use by 2011, and to meet half of its domestic fuel needs by 2016 from fuels converted from coal and natural gas.
Eaton is a key supplier on the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor providing hydraulic system power generation and actuation components and fuel system components including the aircraft’s main engine fuel pumps, the boost pumps, transfer pumps, and flow control 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 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.