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Curtiss-Wright congratulates Pilatus on first flight of the PC-24

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today offers its congratulations to the Pilatus team on a successful first flight of their new twin-engine PC-24 business jet. The PC-24 achieved a major milestone in its development on May 11, 2015 with its successful first flight in Stans, Switzerland. Curtiss-Wright's Sensors & Controls division has been under contract from Pilatus Aircraft Ltd to design, develop and produce the Electro-Mechanical (EM) Spoiler and Flap Actuation System, as well as the Hydraulic Power Generation System, for use on the PC-24. The estimated value of the contracts over the lifetime of the program is approximately $85 million.

"On behalf of Curtiss-Wright and our entire team, I would like to congratulate Pilatus on a successful first flight of the PC-24 aircraft." said David C. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "We are very proud and excited to be partnered with Pilatus to provide such innovative technologies to its transformative PC-24 program. We believe that this will be the start of a long and successful relationship with Pilatus, while furthering our strategy to be a preferred provider of innovative aircraft sensing and control equipment."

Electro-Mechanical Spoiler and Flap Actuation Systems

The EM Spoiler and Flap Actuation Systems consist of electro-mechanical actuators and power and control electronics used to position the spoilers and flaps in response to pilot and flight control computer input. The new EM technology provides improved aircraft performance, higher system reliability, reduced overall system weight and lower maintenance costs compared to traditional hydraulic systems. Curtiss-Wright will be providing Pilatus with system components and complete subsystem integration services. The electro-mechanical actuation component and subsystem development and manufacturing is being performed at Curtiss-Wright's Actuation Systems business unit located in Gastonia and Shelby, N.C. 

Hydraulic Power Generation Systems

The hydraulic power generation system is designed to supply the pressure and flow required for main brake, anti-skid, emergency brake and parking brake operations. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will be providing Pilatus with the design, development, qualification and production of the system components. The component and sub-system development and manufacturing is being performed at Curtiss-Wright's Sensors business unit located in Gilbert, AZ. 

Press release issued by Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems on May 11, 2015

 

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Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems Rotary Actuators, Electromechanical Actuators, Gearboxes, Hinges, Ordnance Handling Equipment, Gears & Assemblies, Flap/Slat Mechanisms, Fairings
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