Parker Aerospace and AVIC Hold Ceremony with Local Governments in Support of
Joint Ventures in Nanjing and Xi’an
NANJING, China -- September 10, 2013
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) C919 program.
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
“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
“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 aircraft.
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
Alison Dittmeier, Media Relations & Communications Manager
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