Parker Aerospace has been selected to supply the fuel and hydraulic systems for the Airbus A350 XWB. The US company estimates the contracts will generate more than $2 billion in revenues over the life of the programme.

Several Parker divisions will collaborate to provide the complete fuel package, including inerting system, fuel measurement and management systems, mechanical equipment and fuel pumps. The company will also provide the hydraulic power generation and distribution system.

Airbus A350
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The fuel tank inerting system will use air-separation modules provided by Parker's Filtration & Separation division in the Netherlands. The modules will generate nitrogen-enriched air that will be used to reduce the flammability of fuel vapour in the tanks.

The US company says the control valves provided by its Air & Fuel division and engine feed and transfer pumps from its Nichols Airborne division "are new product wins for Parker on Airbus aircraft".

Work packages won by Parker's Hydraulic Systems division cover the pumps, reserviors, manifolds, accumulators, thermal; control, isolation and software. They include new engine- and electric motor-driven pump designs.

Previous supplier selections for the A350 XWB include Goodrich for the engine nacelle; Honeywell, auxiliary power and air management; Leibherr-Aerospace, nose landing gear; Messier-Dowty, main gear; Moog, primary flight control actuation; and Rockwell Collins, horizontal stabiliser actuator.