The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has selected industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation to design, develop and supply the primary hydraulic power generation system and the fluid conveyance package for Sikorsky's new military heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K. Eaton will provide support hardware for 10 aircraft shipsets.
With an expected production run of more than 156 aircraft for the US Marine Corps, as well as foreign sales, the potential value of the contract over its entire life, till 2014, is expected to exceed $200 million.
In aerospace, the $12.4-billion diversified Eaton Corporation is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; fuel systems; electric motors; aircraft flap and slat systems; fluid conveyance products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; as well as pressure sensors and fluid debris monitoring products and systems. A global leader in electrical, fluid power systems and powertrain solutions, Eaton has 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.