Excellent component reliability helps customers reduce aircraft lifecycle costs
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will supply AC motorpumps for 50 new Airbus A320 passenger jets in a contract awarded by China Eastern Airlines. Eaton’s AC motorpumps deliver the highest reliability in the industry and help airline operators improve aircraft availability while lowering lifecycle costs. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
“Eaton is an industry leader in developing innovative power-management solutions that improve aircraft performance and lifecycle cost management,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Our increasing business with China Eastern is an example of how Eaton’s strengths in component excellence and customer support are driving growth in the Asia-Pacific region and establishing new markets for our comprehensive product portfolio.”
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.
Eaton’s AC motorpumps are fitted on 90 percent of China Eastern’s A320 fleet. AC motorpumps provide hydraulic power for in-flight and systems ground operation.
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 more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulic 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.