Market Overview

Parker Aerospace's Innovative Manufacturing Wins LEAP Engine Contract

  • Safran Oil Systems selects Parker to provide stainless steel oil
  • New robotic welding technique offers improved manufacturing speed
    and quality

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation
(PH-NYSE), the global leader in motion and control technologies, plans
to use innovative robotic welding techniques to make oil reservoirs for
the new CFM International* LEAP aircraft engine. This manufacturing
process, coupled with the use of a new state-of-the-art, five-axis
horizontal milling machine, provides a significant improvement in tank
quality and throughput.

"Parker Aerospace is one of the leaders in the industry in welding
aerospace oil vessels in both aluminum and stainless steel. Using
robotic welding techniques improves weld times by as much as 50-80
percent from a manual weld," said Richard Mossey, business development
manager for Parker Aerospace's Gas
Turbine Fuel Systems Division
. "The robotic weld process
demonstrates welds at a yield rate of approximately 95 percent compared
to a typical yield of approximately 80 percent using other methods."

Higher-quality welds mean engine producers get a better product and
higher throughput on the manufacturing line. "A process that repeatedly
shows a better product and that subsequently reduces lead time is our
constant aim," said Stephen Adams, business team leader the Gas
Turbine Fuel Systems division
. "It provides value to our customers,
and Parker is one of the few companies that embraced and deployed this

The oil tank contract for the LEAP 1A powerplant continues a
more-than-30-year relationship between Safran Oil Systems and Parker
Aerospace. The Parker Naples site was the sole-source supplier of tanks
for the CFM56, the best-selling product line in commercial aviation

For the LEAP program, Safran has a two source for every component on the
engine. Parker is selected as a second source for LEAP-1A for the Airbus
A320neo and COMAC C919. Safran will produce the other LEAP tanks in its
dedicated company Safran Oil Systems.

This robotic welding is already being utilized for the oil reservoirs
supplied by Parker Aerospace on two different engine types.

"It is Parker Aerospace's intention to make the highest-quality product
for our customers and deliver it on time so that both our companies
succeed together," Mossey said.

The Parker Aerospace stand is in Hall 4, #4660, at the Farnborough
International Air Show, July 16-22, 2018.

About Parker Aerospace. Parker Aerospace is a global leader in
the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and
lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid
conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and
components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company
supports the world's aircraft manufacturers, providing a century of
experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

About Parker Hannifin. Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global
leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has
engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified
industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at
or @parkerhannifin.

* CFM, CFM56 and LEAP are trademarks of CFM International, a 50/50 joint
company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE

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