Parker Aerospace and Daher Aerospace have formalized an agreement to supply parts for the Turboprop series of aircraft.
Parker Aerospace’s aircraft wheel and brake division, part of Parker Hannifin, a provider of motion and control technologies, says the deal is a 10-year, long-term agreement.
The agreement is to supply Daher Aerospace with the main wheels, main brakes, nose wheel, master cylinders, and park brake valve on Daher’s TBM 900 series production aircraft.
Parker’s aircraft division has been the wheel and brake supplier of the TBM Aircraft since its first production aircraft in 1990.
As part of the long-term agreement, Parker will be providing re-designed main wheels and brakes that will reduce the overall weight of the landing gear.
Dan Basch, division engineering manager, Parker Aerospace, says: “Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake is proud to solidify our long-standing relationship with Daher Aerospace in support of the TBM program.
“We are thrilled that our innovative engineering efforts are able to offer Daher an improved version of our wheels and brakes while providing the same safety, reliability, and braking performance TBM operators have enjoyed for the last few decades.”
Thomas Dorinsky, business team leader, says: “The TBM program is well known in the single-engine turboprop market as one of high quality and reliability. We are honored to continue to have Parker Aircraft Wheel and Brake associated with Daher Aerospace.”
Nicolas Chabbert, Daher airplane business unit’s senior vice president, and CEO of Daher Aircraft, says: “This long-term agreement is based on Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake’s solution that brings together the best in terms of weight reduction, reliability and the manufacturer’s commitment to our TBM very fast turboprop aircraft family.
“Parker Aerospace’s engineering and development resources provide the most advanced technology at an affordable cost.”