FARNBOROUGH, England, 11 July 2016. Airbus engineers have selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), to supply its Tire Pressure Indication System for the Airbus A320 and A330 commercial jet airliners, including the A320neo and A330neo. The system uses Crane SmartStem technology to provide wireless tire pressure monitoring, which improves safety, increases tire life, and reduces the chance of operating with underinflated tires.
Crane’s Tire Pressure Indication System will be certified for installation on current and new A320 and A330 family aircraft. Once certified, it will be offered as standard on new production A330 aircraft, and as an option on new production A320. The system can also be retrofitted on existing aircraft.
“Airbus selected Crane’s Tire Pressure Indication System due to its demonstrated high reliability on large commercial aircraft, having accumulated tens of millions of flight hours of dependable service. Airbus’ selection solidifies Crane’s position as the market leader of tire pressure indication systems on commercial aircraft worldwide,” explains Rick Jones, Crane senior vice president for sensing & utility systems.
Crane’s Tire Pressure Indication System is an option on the Boeing 737MAX and is standard on Boeing 787 and 777 aircraft, as well as the in-development COMAC C919.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers proven systems, reliable components and flexible power solutions that excel in tough environments, from engines and landing gear to satellites, missiles and electronic countermeasure devices. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions for aerospace and defense applications, including Sensing Components & Systems, Fluid Management, Power Components & Subsystems, Landing Gear Systems, Cabin Systems, and Microwave Components & Integrated Systems.
Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products in focused markets. Founded in 1855, Crane employs more than 11,000 people at over 150 locations in 26 countries.
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