Parker Aerospace has been selected as the fuel inerting and hydraulic systems provider for C919 aircraft.

The firm signed a contract for the C919 systems with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and China Aviation Industry Systems (AVIC Systems).

Fuel system equipment will handle multiple functions for the aircraft’s fuel system and includes engine feed, auxiliary power unit feed, refuel and defuel, venting and integrated modular avionics fuel.

The inerting system comprises conditioned air supply and electronic control, and nitrogen-enriched air generation and distribution, reducing the flammability of fuel vapours in the aircraft’s fuel tanks and increasing safety.

The C919 hydraulic system consists of engine-driven pumps, variable frequency motor pumps, power transfer unit, reservoirs, filter assemblies, shut-off valves, quick disconnects and other equipment.

The system will also include a hydraulic control and monitoring software package for the C919 integrated modular avionics controller.

Parker Aerospace and AVIC Systems have formed a joint venture to provide local, in-country support for the joint development of Parker’s hydraulic and fuel systems for the C919.

A portion of the systems’ component design, test, and manufacture will take place at the new facility along with systems integration and test functions.

The deals are expected to generate over $2.5bn in revenue for Parker over the life of the programme.