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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Eaton to Supply Door Actuation Systems for C919

Eaton Corp. signed a letter of intent with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) to supply the cargo door actuation system for the COMAC C919. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

“Our selection by COMAC was based on Eaton’s superior system design and integration capabilities, which optimize aircraft performance and lifecycle cost,” said Joe-Tao Zhou, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Eaton’s innovative solutions are driving growth in China’s emerging aerospace market and extending Eaton’s broad product portfolio to new markets worldwide.”

Eaton’s cargo door actuation system, which includes integrated control electronics, will lift the fore and aft cargo doors on the C919 passenger jet.

Other suppliers for the C919 include:

-- Firan Technology Group (cockpit control panels)

-- Thales (TopSeries in-flight entertainment system)

-- Moog (all flap and slat actuation, pilot interfaces, electronic controls, power drive units, wing tip brakes, gearboxes and miscellaneous components)

-- Rockwell Collins (cabin core system, communication and navigation systems)

-- Honeywell (fly-by-wire flight control system)

-- GE Aviation (avionics core processing system, displays, avionics integration and on-board maintenance systems)



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