Farnborough Air Show

Parker wins systems work for Comac C919

 - July 19, 2010, 7:00 AM

Motion and control-technology company Parker Aerospace (Hall 4 Stand A18), a division of Parker Hannifin, has won valuable systems business from Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac) for the 170-passenger C919 single-aisle airliner. The company designs, manufactures and services fluid, fuel, flight-control and engine components and systems for aerospace and other industries.

The contracts could generate $4 billion in revenue over the life of the program. Parker Aerospace will develop primary flight-control actuation, including horizontal-stabilizer trim and motor control; aileron, rudder, spoiler, and elevator actuators; remote electronic units; and all hydraulics. Its fluid and electronic systems divisions will develop fuel inerting systems, including control and gauging software in the integrated modular-electronics cabinet.

Parker Aerospace has established a joint venture with China Aviation Industry Systems (AVIC Systems) to development and support the C919 and also provides fuel, hydraulic, and flight-control systems for Comac’s ARJ21 regional jet, which made its first flight in 2009.  

Here at the Farnborough show, Parker Aerospace is emphasizing its expertise in complete flight control systems in an exhibit that includes a cutaway wing model and its “stick-to-surface, adaptable fly-by-wire” capabilities. Its engine subsystems and technologies display highlights pneumatic, fuel actuation and fluid conveyance devices and systems.

The exhibit also shows its sealing solutions, electromagnetic interference shielding, alternative energy and “smart” materials capabilities, as well as its “green” technologies and advances in filtration.

Parker Aerospace’s Stratoflex Products division will design and make the Airbus A350 XWB main landing-gear hydraulic-fluid conveyance system for Messier-Dowty. The award follows earlier collaboration covering similar work for the Airbus A400M.
The company has also entered a risk-and-revenue-sharing agreement with Rolls- Royce for high-temperature flexible hoses for the Trent XWB, Trent 1000 and BR725 engines. With integration partner Curtiss Wright Controls, Parker Aerospace’s Hydraulic Systems division produces aft-strut fairing hydraulic modules for the Boeing 787.