AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Parker Aerospace

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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Parker Aerospace


Corporate structure-An operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation. Number of employees: 5,500. Senior Vice President, Operating Officer, Parker Hannifin Corporation; and President, Parker Aerospace: Robert P. Barker. Headquarters: Irvine, CA. Web site: www.parkeraerospace.com.

Parker Aerospace is an original equipment manufacturer that designs fuel, hydraulic and flight control systems and components for many of the world's commercial and military aircraft programs. Parker Aerospace is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world leader in motion control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for commercial, military, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. Parker Hannifin has annual sales exceeding $9 billion and more than 57,000 employees in 43 countries.

An extensive product portfolio combined with decades of design, manufacturing and engineering experience allow Parker Aerospace to contribute significantly to the U.S. Army's long-term success. Parker Aerospace products include hydromechanical, electromechanical and electrohydrostatic actuation systems and components; electrohydraulic servovalves; hydraulic systems and components; fuel, hydraulic, motor-driven, and lubrication and scavenge pumps; inerting and fire suppression systems; fuel measurement and management systems; cockpit instrumentation; airborne computers; pneumatic subsystems and components; fluid metering delivery and atomization devices; wheels; brakes; fuel, pneumatic and hydraulic valves; hoses; tubes; disconnects; and fittings.

Parker Aerospace currently supports the U.S. Army on four mission-critical programs: Boeing's AH-64D Apache Longbow, Sikorsky's UH-60 Black Hawk, Bell Boeing's V-22 Osprey and Boeing's CH-47 Chinook.

On the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow, Parker provides fuel system components for its General Electric T-700-GE engine; fluid, wheel and brake assemblies and components; and flight control and hydraulic system components. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is outfitted with a variety of Parker utility hydraulic, fuel-system and flight-control components, main wheel and brake assembly, as well as integral parts that support the helicopter's GE T-700 engine. Bell Boeing's V-22 Osprey features a Parker flight control reservoir/filter manifold, utility hydraulic reservoir/filter manifold and thermal control modules: nose wheel, main wheel and main brake assemblies; check valves, ramp actuator and other components. Finally, Parker supplies Boeing's CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter with several fuel-system, fuel-quantity-gauging-system and hydraulic-system components, as well as with airframe and Honeywell T55-GA-714 engine accessories. …

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