Aerospace
eVTOL Aircraft Require Comprehensive System-Level Thermal Management
There is growing, perhaps booming, commercial investment in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles that will serve the new urban air mobility (UAM) aerospace market. Upstart and...
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Grease Selection for Aviation Wheels and Brakes
There are many types of bearing greases for aviation wheel assemblies. Here, we will examine the four main types of bearing grease used by Parker's Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division, an industry leader...
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The Extraordinary History of Parker’s Exotic Metals Forming Division
Exotic Metals Forming founder, Don Lindsey, had overheard a conversation in the Boeing lobby regarding the failure of titanium sheet metal flanges on the 727 aircraft. Being the consummate salesman,...
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Eliminate Maintenance Concerns on Gas Turbine Fuel Control Valve
Aerospace technology has been applied to demanding industrial applications in order to gain performance improvement, increased efficiency, and longer life. Parker's technology innovation...
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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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Continuous Improvement Earns Aerospace Top Scores for Customer Service
For over a century Parker Aerospace has been an aerospace industry leader both as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and provider of aftermarket repair, maintenance, and overhaul (MRO) services....
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Catalytic Fuel Tank Inerting: Removing the Need for Engine Bleed Air
In the last decade, fuel tank inerting systems have transcended from a niche market of military aircraft into wide scale proliferation on commercial airliners. In fact, almost all commercial airliners...
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Thermal Management Is the Heart and Veins for Urban Air Mobility
Designing new products, and new categories of products, often involve solving problems that have not previously been confronted. Sometimes, we don’t know what we don’t know. So, it’s important to work...
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Factory of the Future Emerging Today at Parker Aerospace
As advanced manufacturing factories gain importance, manufacturers must prioritize what benefits and supporting programs will prepare their factories to best meet the evolving needs of their...
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Composite Materials Are Increasing the Need for Lightning-Protection Equipment
The use of composite materials for aircraft wing structures is steadily increasing. Lightweight and strong, they reduce weight, increase fuel efficiency, and are easy to shape, assemble and repair....
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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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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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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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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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