Parker Aerospace supports first flight of COMAC C919 aircraft

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) is supporting the first flight of the C919 aircraft, the largest commercial passenger aircraft designed and built inside China, the company said.

The first flight of the COMAC C919 took place Friday, May 5, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

Parker Aerospace is providing flight control actuation, hydraulics, fuel, and inerting on the new C919. Parker is providing the three independent hydraulic systems, the primary flight control system including the horizontal tail trim system, the fuel gauging and management system, fuel tank inerting system, and landing gear conveyance.

In further support of the aircraft, Parker has formed two joint ventures with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in Nanjing and Xi´an, NEIAS Parker Aero Systems Equipment (NPASE) and Parker FACRI Actuation Systems.

Parker Aerospace is a global leader in 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.

Parker Hannifin provides motion and control technologies for customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets.