Boeing is adding Parker Hannifin to its 7E7 Dreamliner team, selecting the Cleveland-based company as the hydraulic subsystem
supplier for the all-new passenger airplane.
“We require our partners to offer new technologies and ideas to help us achieve our goals,” said Mike Bair, Boeing vice
president and general manager of the 7E7 program. “Parker Hannifin is the latest example of a company bringing innovation and
enthusiasm to our effort.”
The 7E7’s hydraulic system will operate at 5,000 pounds per square inch (psi) compared to the typical commercial aircraft
pressure of 3,000 psi. That greater pressure permits the use of smaller equipment, reducing the subsystem’s weight and
contributing to the 7E7’s improved efficiency.
“We are delighted to be part of this exciting program,” said Parker Hannifin President and Chief Executive Officer Don
Washkewicz. “The Dreamliner will revolutionize the airline industry in its use of lightweight composites and other innovative
materials and technologies.”
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