Will Furnish Four Systems On Upcoming Legacy 450, 500
Eaton Corporation was recently
selected by Embraer to supply four systems on the Legacy 450
"mid-light" and Legacy 500 midsize 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 Legacy 450 is being designed for a range of 2,300 nautical
miles with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles with eight
passengers, including National Business Aviation Association
– Instrumentation Flight Rules (NBAA IFR) reserves. The
Legacy 500 is designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles with
four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles with eight passengers,
including NBAA IFR reserves.
Embraer says 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), 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.
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
Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace,
military ground systems, marine and off-road markets worldwide.