Aerospace

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...
On July 18, 2019

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...
On July 12, 2019

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...
On June 14, 2019

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...
On June 12, 2019

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...
On June 12, 2019

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...
On June 12, 2019

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...
On June 11, 2019

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...
On June 7, 2019

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...
On June 6, 2019

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...
On June 5, 2019

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...
On June 4, 2019

Additive Manufacturing Adds Value for Aerospace Fluid Conveyance

Additive manufacturing began making an impact in aerospace nearly two decades ago. Its ability to save time and reduce costs in the development cycle while enhancing a product’s quality and design has...
On May 31, 2019

Hydraulic Powerpacks Offer Size and Weight Advantages for Aircraft OEMs

As today’s aviation designers strive for greater aircraft fuel, weight, and space efficiencies, scalable hydraulic powerpacks are taking center stage as innovative and highly reliable solutions that...
On May 23, 2019

Aerospace EPDM Meets NAS1613 Revision 2 and 6, Is There a Difference?

Perhaps you know Parker’s newest aerospace focused EPDM material is EM163-80. Featuring breakthrough low temperature functionality, resistance to all commercially available phosphate ester fluids, and...
On May 20, 2019

5,000-psi High-Pressure Hydraulic Systems Reduce Aircraft Weight

As the commercial airline industry continues to meet the demands for expected increased air traffic over the next two decades, fundamental advances are being made to reduce operating costs and gas...
On May 17, 2019

Eighty Years of Innovation at Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake

Parker’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division (AWBD) – with its Cleveland Wheels & Brakes product line – has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and support of superior braking systems...
On April 18, 2019

EMI Shielding Gaskets: Spliced Gaskets vs. Molded Gaskets

EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
On April 18, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

Keeping Aircraft Fleets Healthy Around the Clock and Around the Globe

In 2018 more than 4.3 billion passengers flew on airplanes, and 2017 was the safest year on record for air travel. Modern air travel that is reliable and safe is only possible through...
On January 4, 2019

Parker Aerospace Explores the Future of Aircraft Fuel Pumps

Since the largest fluid system in any aircraft is typically its fuel system, then it stands to reason that the design of fuel pumps needs to be continually evaluated and optimized....
On October 25, 2018