AirAsia Selects Eaton to Provide AC Motorpumps for New Order of A320 Passenger Jets and Retrofits of In-Service Aircraft
Date: June 21, 2012
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by AirAsia to supply AC motorpumps for 75 new Airbus A320 jetliners and AC motorpump retrofits for 100 in-service A320s. The contract highlights Eaton’s continuing expansion in the Asia-Pacific aerospace market and its global leadership in aircraft component quality, service and reliability. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
“Eaton is pleased to provide highly reliable components to support AirAsia’s A320 fleet,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton’s focus on expanding into emerging markets is driving global growth, and we’re also drawing on our global strength in power management to help customers control cost and reduce their energy requirements.”
Eaton sets the standard for hydraulic pump reliability, with average reliability exceeding 50,000 hours MTBF. Eaton’s AC motorpumps are sole source on Airbus A330, A340 and A380 platforms.
In the contract award for supplier-furnished equipment, Eaton will deliver AC motorpumps for AirAsia’s new order of 75 A320s. AirAsia plans to proactively retrofit 100 AC motorpumps this year and perform an additional 100 retrofits on an attrition basis.
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.