Embraer Awards Eaton Hydraulic Power Generation System Contract

IRVINE, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. has been selected by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to provide the hydraulic power generation system for its Phenom 300 light jet program. The value of the award is estimated at $20 million over the ten-year life of the program.

The award includes the design, development and manufacture of the aircraft's hydraulic power generation system.

The Phenom 300 jet will accommodate up to nine occupants. Its range with six occupants will be 1800 nautical miles (3334 km or 2071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The aircraft can fly at 45,000 feet at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78 and is also designed for short-field takeoffs.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton 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; pressure sensors, and fluid-debris monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine, and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corp. 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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit the company's Web site.

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