Aerospace
Cultivating the Professional Success of Women at Parker
Research over recent decades shows diversity and inclusion are competitive differentiators, beneficial to businesses over time. A 2018 diversity study from McKinsey & Company highlights that, “…The...
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Parker Aerospace & American Magic on Course to Compete for the 36th America’s Cup
The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sports and the highest prize in sailing. Although it has a colorful history dating to 1851, America’s Cup wind-powered racing yachts...
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Giving Back to the Community During the Holidays Across Parker Aerospace
Parker Hannifin believes that creating a better tomorrow for everyone begins with a commitment to positively impacting the lives of our team members and the communities we call home. Our culture is...
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Parker Employees Volunteer to Support Local Social Causes
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means different things to different people. For some, it means improving the communities in which they live or helping feed people in need of assistance....
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Managing EMI and Lightning Strike Protection in Today’s Aircraft
Composite materials have been replacing metal structures throughout the aircraft industry primarily to save weight, improve fuel economy and reduce costs.  But the lack of electrical conductivity in...
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Isolating and Dissipating the Impact of Lightning Strikes on Composite Wings
Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division has developed critical fuel-vent and line static dissipating tubes in collaboration with OEM customers to safeguard today’s modern composite aircraft from the...
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6 Benefits of Overmolded Covers for Aerospace and Defense Applications
It's no surprise that electronic enclosures and housings in aerospace and defense applications are built to meet the most stringent of military standards. These include but are not limited to...
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Parker Supports STEM Challenge Mission to an Alien Planet with FIRST Robotics
For those who dream of engineering missions on alien planets, there is no better teacher than experience. Parker Aerospace may not engineer robots to load alien planet samples on rockets and...
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Fluid Systems Division Emphasizes Community Service
Parker’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) headquartered in Irvine, California, is focused on community service to transform its culture and provide more comprehensive support to charitable organizations....
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Parker Supports KidVenture at AirVenture - The Spirit of Aviation
Since 1979, Parker Aerospace has supported AirVenture, the world’s largest fly-in air show, previously known as the Oshkosh Air Show. It’s now the “Woodstock” of the aviation industry, drawing...
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Parker’s Support of the Apollo Lunar Missions
Celebrating 50 years since humankind’s lunar landing and our significant role in that achievement  On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched and on July 20 was the first landing of humans on the lunar...
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New Fittings Simplify & Verify Hydraulic System Connections
Tubing, piping, and hose – and the fittings that connect them – are the circulatory systems of today’s aircraft. Carrying high-pressure hydraulic fluid to and through critical subsystems and...
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Aircraft Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Actuation Systems
The evolution of fly-by-wire flight control actuation systems has dramatically changed the way an aircraft performs many of its functions. A pilot’s actions are now converted to electrical signals...
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Electric Motor-Driven Smart Pumps Support More-Electric Aircraft
Commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been building more-electric aircraft – or MEA – for over a decade. MEA are aircraft that rely on electric power to...
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Partnership with Piaggio Results in Reduced Maintenance Costs
As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of innovative braking products and systems, Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division strives to keep its customers’ aircraft fleets operating as...
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New Composite Engine Reservoirs Save Weight and Lower Emissions
Airframers and engine builders alike are increasingly using composites to lower aircraft weight. It is no surprise, then, that the Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division (GTFSD) of Parker Aerospace is also...
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Innovative Rod Seals Enhance Performance of Actuators in Aviation
Hydraulic sealing systems used in aviation technology applications are exposed to particularly challenging ambient influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations and aggressive pressure...
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Additive Manufacturing and Engineering Solve Aerospace Challenges
Parker Aerospace is taking its industry-leading fluid atomization technology, including best-in-class fuel nozzles, to the next level through additive manufacturing (AM). Traditional techniques...
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How Parker Stratoflex Is Zeroing in to Zero out Defects
Some are fond of saying that “it’s not the destination but the journey that counts.” The Stratoflex Products Division (SPD) of Parker Aerospace might argue that it is both. The division has spent the...
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Optical-Based System Advances Aircraft Engine Pressure Monitoring
Modern commercial aircraft rely on powerful turbofan engines to provide the high thrust needed to get airborne and travel long distances economically. Thrust is a result of the engine’s ability to...
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