Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Parker Hannifin is a global provider of motion and control technologies. Its aerospace business, Parker Aerospace, operates out of Irvine, California, where it develops flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, engine systems components, and thermal management. Established in 1918, Parker's reputation for making effective hydraulic systems led it be the hydraulics supplier to Charles Lindbergh for his Spirit of St. Louis to now being a global business operating in 48 countries today.
Parker Aerospace is currently involved in the following programs:
- COMAC C919: In 2010, Parker Aerospace won contracts worth US$4 billion to develop the primary flight-control actuation, remote electronic units, and all hydraulics for the Chinese 170-passenger C919 single-aisle airliner.
- Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine: In 2013, Rolls-Royce awarded Parker Aerospace contracts valued at US$2.2 billion to develop the pneumatic valves, bearings, gearbox oil pumps, and hydraulic engine build-up systems for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine which will fly the Airbus A350 XWB-1000. In 2014, Rolls-Royce awarded Parker Aerospace another contract to develop high-temperature fuel hoses for its Trent 1000-TEN and Trent 1000 Package C engines.
- Bombardier CSeries: In 2008, Bombardier awarded Parker Aerospace contracts valued at US$3.5 billion to develop a fly-by-wire system for its CSeries fleet.
- Embraer Legacy 500/450: Embraer picked Parker Aerospace to supply the Legacy 500/450 business jets with a three-axis fly-by-wire control system.
- Mitsubishi Regional Jet: Mitsubishi awarded Parker Aerospace a US$200 million contract to supply the hydraulic systems for its Regional Jet program.
- Gulfstream G650: Parker Aerospace developed the fly-by-wire actuation system for Gulfstream's G650 business jet, which includes the world's first three-axis business aircraft EBHA subsystem.
- Cessna Model 850 Citation Columbus: In 2008, Cessna selected Parker Aerospace to supply its Model 850 Citation Columbus with a powered flight control system-a contract valued at US$400 million.
As of 2013, Parker Hannifin reports US$ 13 billion in annual sales with a US$3.6 billion backlog.