IRVINE, Calif. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Southwest Airlines Co. as one of their component service providers. The companies have entered into a contractual agreement for component repair and overhaul services for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 passenger jets. The three-year service contract applies to aircraft equipped with Eaton-manufactured hydraulic components, including AC motor-driven pumps, engine-driven pumps and hydraulic motors.
“We believe this expansion of our relationship with Southwest Airlines is based on our record of providing reliable, high-quality components backed up by excellent customer support,” said Eric Alden, vice president of customer support for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Our products and services optimize lifecycle management and help our airline customers improve aircraft availability.”
Southwest Airlines will ship components to Eaton’s aerospace facilities for repair and overhaul services as part of the contract agreement.
Eaton components serviced in the contract provide hydraulic fluid power for primary flight controls, flap and slat drives, landing gear, nose wheel steering, thrust reversers, spoilers, rudders, cargo doors and emergency hydraulic-driven electrical generators.
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 drive train and power train systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.