Parker Aerospace and AVIC Joint Ventures Officially Open in China to Support
FARNBOROUGH, England -- July 14, 2014
Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the
global leader in motion and control technologies, and its joint ventures with
AVIC FACRI and AVIC Jincheng have received business licenses from the local
Nanjing and Xi’an governments to operate the joint ventures.
Parker, through the joint ventures, is developing and supporting the primary
fly-by-wire flight control actuation, fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems
for the C919 family of aircraft being developed by COMAC.
“We are excited to have received the business licenses for the two joint
ventures between Parker and our AVIC partners,” said Parker Aerospace Regional
General Manager for the Asia Pacific Region Pui Ho. “We look forward to
developing and supporting these two major aircraft programs for COMAC.”
The joint venture between Parker and AVIC’s Flight Automated Control Research
Institute — called Parker FACRI Actuation Systems — is located in Xi’an and
will develop the flight control actuation system for the C919.
The fly-by-wire system will include horizontal stabilizer trim actuation and
motor control; aileron, rudder, spoiler and elevator actuators; and remote
electronic units. In addition to joint development and support of the flight
control actuation system, the joint venture will include a customer service
repair center that will be responsible for Parker Aerospace, AVIC, and
The joint venture between Parker and AVIC Jincheng Corporation — called NEIAS
Parker Aero Systems & Equipment — is located in Nanjing and will develop the
complete fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems for the C919. A significant
portion of the systems’ component assembly, test, and manufacture will take
place at the new facility, as well as systems integration test functions.
Parker’s fuel system equipment will handle multiple functions for the
aircraft’s fuel system and includes engine feed, auxiliary power unit feed,
refuel and defuel, venting, scavenge, fuel quantity gauging, and integrated
modular avionics fuel gauging and management software.
The inerting system includes the 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.
The 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 also provides fuel, hydraulic, and flight control actuation systems for
COMAC’s ARJ21 and was recently named a Gold Award winner by COMAC for supplier
performance excellence in 2013 on both the ARJ21 and C919 aircraft programs.
Parker has been a Gold Supplier on the ARJ21 program for nine years.
Alison Dittmeier, Media Relations & Communications Manager
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