Eaton Selected to Provide Fuel Tank Inerting and Fuel Distribution Systems for AVIC's New MA700 Regional Turboprop Airliner

Date: 2015/1/22

Eaton's expertise in fuel and inerting systems drives growth in Asia Pacific market
IRVINE, Calif. …Power management company Eaton has signed a letter of intent with AVIC Aircraft Company Ltd. Xi’an Branch to supply fuel tank inerting and fuel distribution systems for the MA700 regional turboprop airliner. In addition to designing and manufacturing customized components, Eaton will provide engineering, development and support certification services for both aircraft systems. 
"Eaton's leadership in fuel system technologies allowed us to begin making significant contributions in the early stages of AVIC's aircraft development program," said Benjamin Yiu, general manager, Eaton’s Aerospace Group, Asia Pacific. "Eaton's ability to integrate customized solutions using proven technology and mature products helps lower program risk for our customers and provide superior, cost-effective solutions."  
Eaton's experience in aerospace fuel systems spans more than 60 years and has produced an extensive portfolio of proven components and technologies that can be found on virtually all major commercial, military and business aircraft programs. 
The newly designed MA700 will feature many of the industry's most advanced technologies and will be the world's first turboprop aircraft to use an advanced fly-by-wire flight control system. It also will provide lower operational and maintenance costs along with more eco-friendly performance. The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2019.
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions. Eaton's portfolio includes hydraulic engine-driven and electro-hydraulic pumps, control and storage equipment, distribution components and motors; engine and airframe fuel pumps, fuel-control valves, aerial- and ground-fueling equipment, lightning protection devices, and fuel-gauging and fuel-inerting systems; electrical generators, secondary flight-control actuators, door and utility actuators, and nose wheel steering and actuation-control systems; air-distribution products, pressure sensors, static and dynamic seals, and fluid-health monitoring products and systems; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and defense markets worldwide.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit