Farnborough Air Show

Eaton picks Satair for UK service, support

 - July 16, 2010, 2:02 AM

Satair (Hall 1 Stand C12) has become the exclusive distributor for Eaton Aerospace Group’s fuel systems division (FDS) in the UK. Denmark-based Satair has also agreed to provide aircraft-on-ground (AOG) and warranty return administration and support. Eaton and Satair have established a phased implementation plan designed to assure continuity of service and support during the transition.

“This strategic alignment with Satair is part of Eaton’s ongoing commitment to continuously improve service for our airline customers and to strengthen our growing presence as a Tier 1 supplier,” said Eaton Aerospace Group president Bradley Morton. “Satair has been a valued channel partner for more than 20 years and has been a key contributor to our improved service-level commitments and supply chain efficiency.”

Eaton’s aerospace customers have already been using Satair’s e-commerce system to order products manufactured by the electrical sensing and controls division, conveyance systems division and hydraulic systems division. The addition of the fuel systems division to this network will build on what Eaton calls the “one-stop shop” experience for customers.

Satair sells parts for production and provides aircraft maintenance. It serves as a link between the manufacturers of aircraft parts and the businesses that depend on them. It maintains sales and warehousing locations in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and China. It employs just under 500 people and posted annual revenue of $410 million in FY2008/2009.

Eaton’s aerospace business supplies hydraulic, electrohydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; nosewheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; and pressure sensors and fluid debris monitoring products. A diversified power management company, Eaton Corp. registered sales of $11.9 billion last year.