Eaton awarded for support for U.S. Army’s Aviation Rotary Wing Fleets

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Eaton Corp. announced that it has been awarded for outstanding performance by the Integrated Materiel Management Center (IMMC), the logistics division of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM). Eaton was recognized for providing timely and thorough component support for aviation rotary wing aircraft, which has contributed to high readiness rates for the U.S. Army’s deployed fleets.

“It is always a great honor to be recognized for the support that Eaton provides to our nation’s military,” says Mike Ruple, director of military accounts for Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Operational readiness is the first priority in military aviation. Our military accounts team works one-on-one with military customers to ensure that the necessary components are available to keep the Army’s aircraft fleets in operation around the world, whenever and wherever they’re needed.”

Eaton received the 2011 IMMC Weapon Systems Award. IMMC develops, acquires, fields and sustains worldwide logistics support for Army aviation and missile systems and associated support equipment to ensure weapon systems readiness. The award was presented during the Army Aviation Association of America’s Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium on Feb. 9 in Huntsville, Ala.

A variety of Eaton components can be found on Blackhawk, Apache, Kiowa Warrior and Chinook helicopter fleets maintained by the U.S. Army. Components include hydraulic pump motors and hydraulic actuators; circuit protection, power distribution, monitoring devices and pressure switches; engine seals, duct work, couplings, hoses, tubes and fittings; and fuel pumps and refueling components.