Eaton Corp. has been selected by Dublin-based AWAS (Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services) to provide engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps for the company’s forward order fleet of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft. The contract designates Eaton’s pumps as baseline components on aircraft to be leased by AWAS, one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies.
“Our new relationship with AWAS highlights Eaton’s status as a component provider of choice for a growing number of aircraft leasing and airline customers worldwide,” said Eric Alden, vice president of customer support for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “We are excited about this new opportunity to extend Eaton’s excellence in component quality and reliability to AWAS.”
Engine-driven pumps and AC motorpumps provide hydraulic power to perform vital actions on the aircraft, including landing gear extension and retraction; flap, aileron, rudder and elevator motion; aircraft wheel braking; and cargo door opening and closing via hydraulic actuators.