January 26, 2009

Eaton To Participate In France’s Latest Order For More NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters

IRVINE, California, January 26, 2009 - According to Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine, the French armaments agency (DGA) has placed an $816 million order for 22 NH90 tactical transport helicopters, complementing an earlier 12-unit buy at the end of 2007. The new order is part of a 2009 budget package aimed at boosting France’s overall operational capabilities.

Eaton’s aerospace business is a key component supplier on the NH90 platform including the helicopter’s fluid power main engine hydraulic pumps, fuel system conveyance components, the transmission and gearboxes fluid health monitoring systems and a variety of hydraulic fluid conveyance hoses, tubes, fitting and couplings.

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 approximately 80,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit