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Eaton-SAMC facility in China to provide duct & tube repair services to APAC region

Date: June 6, 2019

SHANGHAI … Power management company Eaton’s joint venture with Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co. (SAMC) has received approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on ducting and tubes to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

With these certifications, the existing Eaton-SAMC facility in Shanghai will immediately begin serving as a ducting, tube and hose repair station. Expanding MRO capabilities in the APAC region is part of Eaton’s commitment to providing tailored solutions to help meet customers’ needs.

 “We understand why our customers are increasingly demanding repair solutions – just one repair can save as much as $50,000 compared to replacing the damaged part with new,” said Scott Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Fluid and Electrical Distribution Division, Aerospace Group, Eaton. “By opening a local repair facility for our customers in the Asia-Pacific region, we can better support airlines around the world in reducing costs by delivering timely full-service repairs on all duct and tube products – even those manufactured by our competitors.”

Eaton’s aftermarket solutions assist customers in growing their businesses, while ensuring reliability and safety. In addition to expanding Eaton’s MRO capabilities globally, Eaton’s duct and tube repair business is building additional capability to do more complex repairs. To learn more about Eaton’s duct and tube repairs visit

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions. Eaton's portfolio includes hydraulic engine-driven and electro-hydraulic pumps, control and storage equipment, distribution components and motors; engine and airframe fuel pumps, fuel-control valves, aerial- and ground-fueling equipment, lightning protection devices, and fuel-gauging and fuel-inerting systems; electrical generators, secondary flight-control actuators, door and utility actuators, and nose wheel steering and actuation-control systems; air-distribution products, pressure sensors, static and dynamic seals, and fluid-health monitoring products and systems; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and defense markets worldwide.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.


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