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Parker wins contracts with Embraer, Cessna

 - September 19, 2007, 11:33 AM

Aircraft systems provider Parker Aerospace (Booth No. 6841) announced it has won contracts with Embraer and Cessna for flight control subsystems.

Embraer selected the Irvine, Calif.-based division of Parker Hannifin to supply the control subsystems on the Brazilian OEM’s Phenom 300 light jet. Parker’s control systems division will design and produce the aircraft’s fly-by-wire spoiler system and electromechanical pitch trim system, yaw and roll trim actuation, flap system and centralized electronic controller. The first nine-passenger Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009.

Embraer has also chosen Parker to provide the auxiliary fuel system on its new Lineage 1000 executive/VIP version of the E-190 twinjet airliner. The auxiliary fuel system will give the Lineage a nonstop range of 4,200 nm. Parker will ship the auxiliary fuel systems to Brazil, where Embraer will install them after Georgetown, Del.-based PATS installs the interiors. The first Lineage 1000 is scheduled for delivery to PATS next month, with customer delivery scheduled for early next year.

Separately, Cessna Aircraft has selected the control systems division of Parker Aerospace to supply flap actuators and spoiler/speed brake systems for the Citation CJ4.

Parker will provide six speed-brake actuators per ship-set for the spoiler/speed brake system. The CJ4, the latest and largest of Cessna’s CJ series, is scheduled to make a first flight late next year.