Parker Aerospace, COMAC, and AVIC Systems Hold Contract Signing Ceremony for Flight Control Actuation System on New C919 Aircraft


XI'AN, China -- Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) held a contract-signing ceremony today naming Parker the primary fly-by-wire flight control actuation system provider for the new COMAC C919 large aircraft. The ceremony was attended by Parker Aerospace, COMAC executives, and local city officials.

Primary flight control actuation system. Parker Aerospace's Control Systems Division will develop the C919's primary flight control actuation system. The fly-by-wire system will include horizontal stabilizer trim actuation and motor control; aileron, rudder, spoiler, and elevator actuators; and remote electronic units.

Hydraulic, fuel, and inerting systems. Parker Aerospace will also be responsible to provide the hydraulic, fuel, and inerting systems for the C919.

The hydraulic system features a control and monitoring software package for the C919 integrated modular avionics controller and provides the functions necessary to power and control the aircraft's flight control system, landing gear and steering systems, and thrust-reversers.

The fuel system equipment will handle multiple functions for the aircraft's fuel system and includes engine feed, auxiliary power unit feed, refuel and defuel, venting, scavenge, fuel quantity gauging, and integrated modular avionics fuel gauging and management software. The inerting system includes the conditioned air supply and electronic control, as well as nitrogen-enriched air generation and distribution, reducing the flammability of fuel vapors in the aircraft's fuel tanks and increasing aircraft safety.

"Parker is very pleased to have been awarded these four key systems packages on the C919," said Parker Aerospace President Bob Barker. "The systems wins on this aircraft provide a solid platform to grow our business and provide the best, most competitive products in the fastest growing aerospace market in the world."

Contracts revenue for the four systems will exceed US$4 billion over the life of the program for Parker.

About Parker Aerospace.
Parker Aerospace is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation. Parker Aerospace designs, manufactures, and services hydraulic, fuel, flight control, fluid conveyance, and engine components and systems for aerospace and other high-technology markets. Based in Irvine, California, its product lines include primary and secondary flight control actuation, power generation and control components, thrust-reverser actuation systems, electrohydraulic servovalves, electric motor-driven hydraulic pumps, fuel pumps, motor-operated valves and fuel equipment, lubrication oil reservoirs, lubrication and scavenge pumps, fuel measurement and management systems, cockpit instrumentation, flight inspection systems, lightning-safe products, pneumatic subsystems and components, fluid metering delivery and atomization devices, wheels, brakes, and fluid conveyance products such as hoses, tubes, disconnects, and fittings.

About Parker Hannifin. With annual sales exceeding $10 billion in fiscal year 2009, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 52,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 53 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com/, or its investor information site at http://www.phstock.com/.

Parker Hannifin China was established in the 1980s. It was one of the first three joint ventures after China opened to the outside world and attracted foreign direct investment. Parker Hannifin owns over 2,000 product lines in China with a wide range of products covering more than 50 markets. It is committed to providing products technologies in aerospace, climate control, electromechanical, filtration, fluid and gas handling, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control, and seal & shielding. Products and solutions are widely used in diesel engines, wind turbines, the shipbuilding industry, oceanic exploration, the steel industry, heavy mobile equipment, high-speed railways and factory automation. Parker Hannifin has 11 plants based in Shanghai, Wuxi, Qingdao, Tianjin, Shenyang, Dongguan and Shenzhen. Sales sites and regional offices are mainly located in Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing. Parker Hannifin has more than 3,000 employees in China.

Source: Parker Hannifin Corporation

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