December 22, 2008

Embraer’s Phenom 100 Executive Jet Receives U.S. FAA Type Certification With Eaton Onboard

IRVINE, California, December 22, 2008 = Two week’s ago, Embraer announced that its Phenom 100 entry level executive jet had been certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). All design goals of the new platform were met or surpassed. According to the business and regional aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Brazil, first deliveries are now in progress.

The FAA granted U.S. Type Certification based upon Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency’s (ANAC) issued on December 9. EASA certification is expected in the second quarter of 2009.

Eaton is a key component and sub-systems supplier on the new executive jet involving the overall design, development and manufacturer of the aircraft’s secondary power distribution units, flap actuation system and cockpit control panel and control components. This includes the hydraulic power generation package; the aircraft’s landing gear control hydraulic components and cockpit controls, consisting of the throttle control quadrant, landing gear control lever and flap selector control lever. In addition, Eaton is supplying the new aircraft’s electronically synchronized flap actuation system, cockpit control panel, primary electrical power distribution module, ram air turbine actuation, and a number of hydraulic system fluid conveyance components.

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