IRVINE, Calif. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it will provide hydraulic pumps for Virgin Atlantic Airways’ first order of 10 Airbus A330 passenger jets. The contract is a continuation of Eaton’s relationship with Virgin Atlantic Airways as a hydraulic component supplier for the airline’s Airbus passenger fleets. The contract value has not been disclosed.
“Eaton is excited about this opportunity to extend our support for Virgin Atlantic as the airline prepares to place its new fleet of A330s into service,” said Eric Alden, vice president of customer support for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “This contract represents Eaton’s continued expansion in the aerospace component market with a growing list of airline customers around the world.”
Eaton-manufactured hydraulic components on the A330 include engine-driven pumps that provide the aircraft’s primary hydraulic power and three AC motorpumps that provide auxiliary power for ground operation. Eaton also supplies AC motorpumps for the airline’s Airbus A340 fleet.
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.