Bell selects Eaton hydraulic technology to power the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft

Intelligent power management company Eaton will provide hydraulic power generation and conveyance solutions for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), in a contract recently awarded by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company.

Eaton will supply the aircraft’s hydraulic power generation and hydraulic conveyance components in addition to oil swivels, hydraulic panels and maintenance-free accumulators. Eaton has been a member of Bell’s FLRAA team for the last decade, supporting system design and analysis; component design, qualification and integration; and flight testing.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Bell and the FLRAA team to develop the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. Army,” said Nanda Kumar, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Our ability to provide proven, mature technologies for the FLRAA program will be key in achieving aircraft performance goals.”

The FLRAA configuration benefited from Eaton’s engineering support and technology for the successful Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator program. Eaton continued to support advanced technology development and trade studies, including the use of additive manufacturing, for a selection of the FLRAA hydraulic components.

With twice the speed and range of current rotorcraft weapon systems, FLRAA offers unmatched operational agility to self-deploy and perform a multitude of vertical lift missions unachievable with conventional aircraft.

Eaton delivers next-generation aerospace technologies to commercial and military markets across the globe. Designed to elevate aircraft performance, efficiency and safety, our comprehensive portfolio includes everything from hydraulic, fuel and oxygen systems to air conveyance, motion control and engine solutions.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for people everywhere. We make products for the data center, utility, industrial, commercial, machine building, residential, aerospace and mobility markets. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy sources, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and building a more sustainable society for people today and generations to come.

Eaton was founded in 1911 and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange for more than a century. We reported revenues of $23.2 billion in 2023 and serve customers in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn.


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