Paris Air Show

Paris 2011: Crane Lifts Five New Contracts

 - June 19, 2011, 7:55 PM

Crane Aerospace (Hall 4 A188) has just signed several new international agreements as part of its strategy to raise its global profile.

First, the U.S. company is to be a channel partner with Aero Precision (Hall 3 Stand C132) providing carbon brake control systems to international Lockheed Martin C-130 operators. Aero Precision will provide sales and distribution services for the Crane’s Mark IV antiskid brake control system.

Lynwood, Washington-based Crane has also signed a representation agreement with Brazil’s Jetstar Aviation to provide support in the local marketplace. “Since 2009 we have increased our support presence by four. We have put people in Asia, Europe and Brazil to support Airbus, Comac and Embraer, and are signing partnership agreements to provide local support,” said Gregg Herman, Crane’s Aerospace Group director, OEM Sales and Customer Management. He pointed to new aircraft production programs that offer new opportunities, such as the Embraer 450/500, as well as the Comac C919 and the Airbus A350XWB.

Crane will also provide transformer rectifier units (TRUs) on the electrical power distribution systems (EDPS) for the Airbus A350XWB.  There are seven TRUs in the EDPS, which control and monitor the electrical DC power distribution to the loads on the aircraft. 

In a separate agreement, another Crane division will provide the fuel-flow transmitter for the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine. Esterline Advanced Sensors (Hall 5 B242) will integrate the transmitter with a suite of sensing products.

Herman added that Crane’s MRO division is also expanding its capabilities internationally and said that his appointment book for Paris is completely full. “The Airbus A320neo is likely to be a big show story, and we are already providing the landing gear control and interface unit for the A320,” he said.