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Embraer Selects Eaton as Key Supplier of Aircraft Components

October 13, 2008

The technology company will provide steering, landing-gear, and hydraulic systems and modules for the Legacy 450 and 500 executive jets.

CLEVELAND /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. has been selected by Embraer to supply four systems on the Legacy 450 mid-light and Legacy 500 mid-size business jets. The packages include the nose wheel steering system, landing gear control and indication system, landing gear extension and retraction system, and the hydraulic system control module. The total package represents $100 million in revenue over the life of the program.

The key design drivers of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets are premium comfort, outstanding performance, and high reliability. The Legacy 450 is being designed for a range of 2300 nautical miles (4260 km) with four passengers, or 2200 nautical miles (4070 km) with eight passengers, including National Business Aviation Association—Instrumentation Flight Rules reserves.

The Legacy 500 is being designed for a range of 3000 nautical miles (5560 km) with four passengers, or 2800 nautical miles (5190 km) with eight passengers, including NBAA IFR reserves.

Both the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 will have the highest cruising speeds in their classes (Mach 0.78 and Mach 0.80, respectively), according to Embraer, with a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.83. Both aircraft will also feature a reduced time-to-climb to high altitudes and provide excellent field performance.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump, and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight, and flow controls; fluid, fuel, and air delivery products and systems; nose-wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health-monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military ground systems, marine, and off-road markets worldwide.

About Eaton
Eaton Corp. is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics, and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy, and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

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