Eaton Selected by Embraer to Supply Engine-Driven Pumps, AC Motorpumps for KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft
Date: August 2, 2012
Hydraulic Components to be Manufactured by Eaton’s Aerospace Facility in Jackson
JACKSON, Miss. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Embraer to supply hydraulic components for the KC-390 next-generation military transport aircraft in a life-of-program contract valued at $41 million. This contract was previously announced, along with other Eaton contract awards on the KC-390 platform, during the recent Farnborough Air Show in Paris. Eaton will supply engine-driven pumps, AC motorpumps and power transfer units to power the airplane’s hydraulic systems. The components will be manufactured by Eaton’s Power and Motion Control Division in Jackson, Miss.
This is the third contract awarded to Eaton on the KC-390 platform. In separate contract agreements, Eaton will supply the on-board inert gas generation system for the airplane; and design, develop and supply airframe fuel system components and provide production units and aftermarket support throughout the life of the KC-390 program.
“We welcome this opportunity to extend Eaton’s significant expertise in hydraulics to Embraer for the KC-390 program,” said Stuart Mullan, vice president and general manager, Power and Motion Control Division, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton is developing innovative products and solutions for power management that help customers control cost and reduce their energy requirements.”
The KC-390 includes hydraulic systems powered by engine-driven pumps mechanically coupled to the engine gear box and backed up by electrical AC motorpumps. A power transfer unit provides additional redundancy for retracting the landing gear and closing the cargo door.
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, 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.