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IRVINE, Calif. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) has been selected by Rolls-Royce Corporation for two applications on the Trent XWB aircraft engine for the Airbus A350 program.
Eaton will design, develop and supply the main engine fuel pump and engine build up sub-systems for the next generation of Trent engines. The Trent XWB was selected to power the new Airbus A350 XWB platform. Anticipated revenue from these applications could exceed $750 million over the 40-year life of the program.
The Trent XWB jet engine will use Eaton’s advanced fuel pump and conveyance system technologies. Within this agreement, Eaton will provide support during the engine development and test phase, which is expected to be completed by 2012. Eaton will also provide production units and aftermarket support for both applications throughout the life of the Trent XWB program.
“Our recent success on the Trent XWB program is further evidence that Eaton’s technologies and sub-system capabilities within the aircraft engine component area of our business are delivering significant benefits to our customers. We are very proud to work with Rolls-Royce on this exciting and successful new program,” said Bradley J. Morton, president -- Aerospace Business.
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 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements pertaining to the revenue value and duration of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB A350 engine program. These statements should be used with caution, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, some of which are outside the control of the company. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in this release include unexpected technical difficulties, contract changes and changes in market conditions. We do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.