IRVINE, Calif. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Berlin-based airline Germania to provide engine-driven hydraulic pumps as well as pump repair and overhaul services for the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A319 passenger jets. The new relationship with Germania highlights Eaton’s dual capabilities as a leading component manufacturer and provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the aerospace industry. The value of the contracts has not been disclosed.
“Eaton is very pleased to support Germania as the airline prepares to place its new fleet of A319s into service,” said Eric Alden, vice president of customer support for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Germania joins a growing number of Eaton customers who are benefitting from our ability to provide quality components along with outstanding maintenance, repair and overhaul support in Europe. We are excited about this new relationship and look forward to more opportunities in the future to support Germania.”
The pumps provide hydraulic power to perform vital actions on the aircraft, including landing gear extension and retraction; flap, aileron and rudder motion; brake and thrust reverser actuation; and cargo door opening and closing.
Germania Fluggesellschaft was founded in 1986 and is based at Berlin Tegel Airport. Since its inception, Germania has transported millions of passengers across Europe and the Middle East. Today the airline follows three core businesses strategies: wet-lease, charter and single-seat sale. In 2010 Germania welcomed more than 2.2 million guests aboard its aircraft and decided to acquire Airbus A319 aircraft to renew its fleet and meet growing demand, with initial deliveries made in the first quarter of 2011. Please visit Germania at www.flygermania.de.
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 weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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.