Eaton’s Broad Product Portfolio Enhances Safety, Reliability and Power Management for Embraer’s KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft
Date: July 10, 2012
FARNBOROUGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Embraer to supply airframe fuel system components, hydraulic components and the on-board inert gas generation systemfor the KC-390 military transport aircraft in separate contract awards. The content reflects Eaton’s comprehensive product portfolio and innovative technologies driving major platform advancements, in addition to certification support that will help the KC-390 meet all safety regulations. Terms of the contracts have not been disclosed.
“These contract awards with Embraer demonstrate Eaton’s ability to provide highly reliable components and proven technologies, as well as program development support for the KC-390,” said Bradley J. Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton’s many contributions to the KC-390 demonstrate our global strength in delivering solutions that improve safety, reliability, fuel efficiency and lifecycle cost management for military and commercial customers.”
Eaton will design, develop and supply airframe fuel system components for the KC-390, which is currently in development, and provide production units and aftermarket support throughout the life of the program. Eaton also will perform full system qualification and certification for the integrated fuel-inerting system.
The on-board inert gas generation system enhances aircraft safety by injecting inert gas into fuel tanks to significantly reduce the potential for ignition sources. Eaton’s experience in certifying multi-tank inerting gas distribution systems will improve safety for the KC-390 while reducing overall aircraft weight and increasing reliability.
Eaton also will supply engine-driven pumps, AC motorpumps and power transfer units to power the airplane’s hydraulic systems. Hydraulic systems power the airplane’s aileron, elevator, rudder, spoilers, flap and slat, landing gear, nose-wheel steering, brakes, thrust reverse, cargo door and auxiliary systems.
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.