Airbus Selects Eaton to Provide Conveyance Products for New
A350 XWB Passenger Jets; Design Optimizes Safety and Reduces
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton
Corporation announced that it has been selected by Airbus
to provide conveyance components for 250 new A350 XWB
commercial passenger jets in production through 2017.
Eaton's components serve key functions in the aircraft's
environmental control system (ECS), which supports cabin
safety and air quality, and the single-joint design also
helps reduce overall aircraft weight. The contract value
has not been disclosed.
Eaton will supply pneumatic couplings, flanges and seals
required to secure ducts in the ECS and maintain a safe and
comfortable passenger cabin. Eaton's unique design, which
can be found on the vast majority of fixed-wing aircraft in
production today, incorporates the three products into a
complete joint, optimizing weight savings and ease of
"Eaton's extensive experience in aerospace components,
years of flight service and talented employees are
important factors in delivering the highest levels of
safety and reliability to our customers," said Andy Weeks,
general manager of Eaton's conveyance systems division.
"We're pleased to provide component support to Airbus for
all variants of the A350 XWB platform that will improve
aircraft performance, and also reduce overall aircraft
weight to increase fuel efficiency."
Components for the A350 XWB will be manufactured at Eaton's
aerospace facility in Beltsville, Md.
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.www.eaton.com.