U.S.-based Parker Aerospace (Hall 5, Stand C210) has unveiled developments at the Paris Air Show involving Piaggio Aerospace, Boeing, Vericor Power Systems, and its joint venture MRO in Singapore.
For Piaggio, Parker has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a retrofit configuration of the P.180 Avanti, Avanti II, and Avanti EVO twin turboprop’s brake system, developed in partnership with Piaggio Aerospace. The new steel system replaces the original carbon brakes, providing higher performance and equivalent life expectancy at a reduced cost.
Boeing has awarded Parker a contract to supply the tail flight control actuator, using its electrohydraulic servo actuation technology, for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program. The actuator is flying today on many military, commercial, and business aviation platforms, according to Parker.
Meanwhile, U.S.-based Vericor Power Systems selected Parker’s Gas Turbine Fuel Systems PowerGen division to supply the fuel atomization nozzle and dual fuel manifold assembly for its TF50F oil field gas turbine. The newly designed nozzle and manifold assembly will be made via additive manufacturing, allowing improved fuel flow paths within the nozzle.
Parker also announced plans to create a global center of excellence for Boeing 747-400/800 flight control systems at its joint venture MRO in Singapore, Aerospace Component Engineering Services (ACE Services). This facility currently provides MRO services for the 747-400 and plans to add it for the 747-800 in the third quarter.