Eaton to Supply Components for Pilatus Aircraft’s PC-21 Contract with United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defense

Date: December 18, 2009

JACKSON, Miss.   – Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has selected Eaton to supply components for a fleet of PC-21 turboprop aircraft destined for the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defense.

Eaton, through the conveyance systems division of its aerospace business, located in Gilching, Germany, is a tier-1 supplier of bleed air ducts, tube fittings, v-band clamps and all hose assemblies for the PC-21. The company’s hydraulic systems division in Los Angeles, Calif., is a tier-2 supplier of the nose landing gear actuator and the roll spoiler actuator.

“Eaton components fulfill vital functions in the overall performance, quality and innovation of the PC-21 aircraft,” said Bradley Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group.  “We are pleased to support Pilatus Aircraft on this contract, which will enable them to continue supporting the aircraft needs of the United Arab Emirates and to expand their presence in the Middle East.”

The Pilatus Aircraft contract will supply 25 PC-21 turboprops, known as the world’s most advanced turbo trainer aircraft, together with an integrated, ground-based training system and a comprehensive logistics support package. Delivery of the PC-21 aircraft and the complete training system is scheduled to begin in 2011.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; electric motors; aircraft flap and slat systems; fluid conveyance products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; and pressure sensors and fluid debris monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

John Ganzerla
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