The Parker Aerospace Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division, part of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global provider of motion and control technologies, has announced the receipt of an FAA-approved supplemental type certificate (STC) for the main wheels and brakes on the Pilatus PC-7 Mk1 aircraft, the company said.
The new equipment is part of the globally recognized Cleveland Wheels & Brakes product line.
The Parker engineering team spent the past 18 months developing, refining, and certifying an FAA technical standard order (TSO) and STC-approved wheel and brake package for the aircraft that offers a number of significant advantages, including greater ease of maintenance and reliability, significantly lower maintenance costs, and the capability to meet or exceed the current published braking distance requirements for the aircraft.
The field-proven external caliper design provides substantial cost savings and improved reliability to both private commercial owners of the aircraft as well as military users, and is being offered as a competitively priced conversion kit.
The new conversion kits (P/N 199-282) will be available in April 2018. Advanced orders for the kits can be placed through Parker´s distributor Aviall or through the Parker Aerospace customer support team in Irvine, California. The conversion kit contains all assemblies, parts, manuals, and paperwork necessary to convert one aircraft to Cleveland equipment.
Parker Aerospace is a global provider of the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world´s aircraft and aeroengine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.