Parker Aerospace, a business unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the
global leader in motion and control technologies, and China Aviation
Industry Corporation (AVIC) held signing ceremonies to finalize terms
and incentive agreements with the local municipal government in support
of new joint ventures forming in Nanjing, China, and in Xi’an, China, in
support of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC)
These government incentives signing ceremonies are an important step in
the process of building permanent facilities in China. The ceremonies
follow the recent contract signings between Parker Aerospace and AVIC to
form the two joint venture companies, and also with COMAC to supply
complete fuel and inerting, hydraulic, and flight control actuation
systems on the C919 aircraft.
“Parker is honored to be building two facilities in China in support of
the COMAC C919,” said Parker Aerospace Group Vice President of Business
Integration Mark Seidel. “We are committed to the Nanjing and Xi’an
communities and to the future business these joint venture companies
will provide in the fastest growing aerospace market in the world.”
Parker Aerospace and AVIC Jincheng Corporation will form a partnership
in development and support of the fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems
on the C919 aircraft. This joint venture will be located in Nanjing and
will include a manufacturing facility.
A significant portion of the systems’ component assembly, test, and
manufacture will take place at the new facilities, as well as systems
integration test functions.
Parker Aerospace and AVIC’s Flight Automated Control Research Institute
will form a partnership to provide local, in-country support of the
joint development of the flight control actuation systems products on
the C919. This joint venture will be located in Xi’an and include a
customer service repair center that will be responsible for Parker
Aerospace, AVIC, and third-party products.
“Parker is pleased to form these joint ventures in support of our four
key systems packages on the C919,” said Parker Aerospace President Roger
Sherrard. “Providing local development and support facilities for this
new aircraft will allow us to provide the most competitive products in
the Asian aerospace industry as it grows at an unprecedented rate.”
Financial terms of the agreements have not been disclosed. Aerospace
industry analysts estimate that within the next four years, China will
be the world’s largest aerospace market.
In 2010, Parker was named the primary fly-by-wire flight control
actuation, fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems provider for the C919
Parker Aerospace is developing the C919’s primary flight control
actuation system. The fly-by-wire system will include horizontal
stabilizer trim actuation and motor control; aileron, rudder, spoiler,
and elevator actuators; and remote electronic units.
Parker’s hydraulic system features a control and monitoring software
package for the C919 integrated modular avionics controller and provides
the functions necessary to power and control the aircraft’s flight
control system, landing gear and steering systems, and thrust-reversers.
Parker Aerospace is also responsible for the C919’s complete fuel and
inerting systems. The fuel system equipment will handle multiple
functions for the aircraft’s fuel system and includes engine feed, APU
feed, refuel and defuel, venting, scavenge, fuel quantity gauging, and
integrated modular avionics fuel gauging and management software. The
inerting system includes conditioned air supply and electronic control,
as well as nitrogen-enriched air generation and distribution, reducing
the flammability of fuel vapors in the aircraft’s fuel tanks and
increasing aircraft safety.
Parker provides the fuel, hydraulic, and flight control actuation
systems for COMAC’s ARJ21 aircraft and has been a Gold Supplier for the
program for many years.
Copyright Business Wire 2013