Parker Aerospace Stratoflex Division Selected by Airgrup, S.A., to be Airbus A400M Supplier

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2005--The Stratoflex Products Division of Parker Aerospace has been selected as a subcontractor by Airgrup, S.A., to provide flexible hoses and quick disconnect valves for the Airbus A400M engine build-up (EBU) program. Airgrup, S.A., based in Seville, Spain, is a prime contractor for Airbus and EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space) CASA. Stratoflex will supply the products for the A400M's fuel and hydraulic applications through Airgrup, who will then develop the EBU's rigid tubes and ducting. These components link the fluid conveyance transfer system to the pylon and each engine on the four-engine military transport aircraft, allocating fuel to the wings and engines. The Airbus A400M is a military transporter designed to meet the requirements of the air forces of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The A400M design office, located in Madrid, Spain, will be welcoming four Airgrup engineers and two engineers from Parker to be assisting locally in this design and development process. Stratoflex Products Division General Manager Bill Cartmill commented: "We are extremely proud to be a part of this very important European program. We have forged a strong relationship with our Spanish partner, Airgrup, and we look forward to working more closely with our ultimate customer, EADS CASA, in the future." Parker Aerospace and Parker Hannifin Corp. Parker Aerospace is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corp. Parker Aerospace designs, manufactures, and services hydraulic, fuel, and pneumatic components, systems, and related electronic controls for aerospace and other high-technology markets. Based in Irvine, Calif., its product lines include flight control actuation systems and components, thrust-reverser actuation systems, electrohydraulic servovalves, utility hydraulic systems and components, DC motor pumps, fuel pumps, lubrication and scavenge pumps, fuel measurement and management systems, cockpit instrumentation, flight inspection systems, pneumatic subsystems and components, fluid metering delivery and atomization devices, and wheels and brakes. With annual sales exceeding $7 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 48,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 48 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's Web site at, or its investor information site at Contacts Parker Aerospace Alison Dittmeier, 949-851-3515

Source: Parker Aerospace
Date: Apr 26, 2005