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10 Things You Didn't Know About Eaton and Aviation

You’ve probably taken at least one flight in your life, but how much do you know about what you’re flying in?  

Here are 10 fascinating aviation facts brought to you by Eaton; the world’s premier designer, manufacturer and innovator of the aviation industry’s most advanced products and technologies.

  • Worldwide there are about 200,000 airborne flights happening every day. 75% of the world’s large commercial aircraft are powered by Eaton’s engine fuel pumps.
  • And more than 90% of the world’s airplane engines use Eaton’s sealing solutions, including static and dynamic sealing technology.
  • One third of all airports in the whole world are in the United States. The U.S. Army relies on Eaton’s industry-leading capabilities in ground-fueling systems for rapid fuel-distribution and fuel-storage.
  • A plane like a Boeing 747 uses about 4 liters of fuel every second. Eaton’s low-pressure debris-monitoring systems help cut costs and are kinder to the environment because they use less energy, operate more efficiently and improve fuel economy and reliability.

  • The 747-8 is the largest 747 version, the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, and the longest passenger aircraft in the world. Eaton supplies advanced hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-hydraulic components, controls and assemblies for Boeing’s 747-8 aircraft, which offers the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large airplane with enhanced environmental performance.

  • The world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380, is 72.7 meters long, equivalent to the length of 2 blue whales. Eaton designed the world’s first high pressure commercial hydraulic power generation system for the Airbus A380, saving a full metric ton in weight.

  • A delay of 4 hours for an Airbus A380 can cost the airline up to 2,000 USD per hour! Eaton helps airlines avoid delays because its tailor made, superior quality solutions are the most reliable on the market and require less maintenance.
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  • The first ever airplane was invented in 1903 using giant spruce wood as construction material. It flew 120 feet. Today, the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first commercial airliner whose primary structure, including the fuselage and wings, is composed of composite materials. It can fly 10,000 miles on a single tank of gas. Eaton components and assemblies were used in almost everything in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner - from the fuel system and hydraulics to landing gear and cabin cooling pressurization.
  • The windows on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are 65% larger than in any other commercial aircraft. Eaton is the first ever composite wing certified fuel system supplier and the first supplier to certify a multi-tank inert gas distribution system in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program.
  • The world’s longest flight is from Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand, lasting 17 hours and 15 minutes in a Boeing 777-200LR, launched by Emirate. Eaton is the exclusive provider of supplier-furnished engine-driven pumps and AC motor pumps for all of Emirate’s Boeing fleets that make this incredible journey.