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Sikorsky Selects Eaton to Supply Integrated Fuel System for New CH-53K

November 8, 2007  By Corrie

Nov. 8, 2007, Irvine, Calif.  - Eaton Corp. has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to design, develop and supply the integrated fuel system for Sikorsky’s new military heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K.

Nov. 8, 2007, Irvine, Calif.  – Industrial
manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) has been selected by Sikorsky
Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation
(NYSE:UTX), to design, develop and supply the integrated fuel system
for Sikorsky’s new military heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K. This is
in addition to the contract for the helicopter’s hydraulic power
generation system and fluid conveyance package awarded to Eaton in July.

During the development phase of the program,
which runs through 2014, Eaton will provide the integrated fuel system
support hardware for five helicopter shipsets in addition to a number
of system development test sets. Based on expected production of more
than 156 helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps, the contract value is
approximately $96 million and, when combined with anticipated foreign
military sales, is expected to exceed $160 million over the approximate
12-year life of the program.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford,
Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and
service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides
a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the
aerospace and building systems industries.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading
supplier of hydraulic and 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; and pressure sensors and fluid debris
monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military
aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets


Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial
manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader
in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution
and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile
and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety
and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems,
powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel
economy and safety. Eaton has 63,000 employees and sells products to
customers in more than 140 countries.


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