Under the terms of the agreement, Satair A/S will serve as the exclusive distributor for the Crane LGCIU in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America.
Crane’s A320 LGCIU senses and controls the position of the landing gear, landing gear doors, and cargo doors, and provides health monitoring status. The Crane LGCIU provides higher reliability and improved fault detection and fault isolation benefits, reducing maintenance costs and improving aircraft dispatch rates. The Crane LGCIU has been standard on all A320 family aircraft produced since October 2010. Satair will offer the enhanced LGCIU as a retrofit upgrade to customers with aircraft produced prior to October 2010.
Gregg Herman, Aerospace Group Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Crane, said, “Being an Airbus subsidiary, Satair is uniquely qualified to support all Airbus A320 operators in the region. We are confident that Satair will provide a high level of service to our customers through their comprehensive sales, warehousing, and logistics management capabilities worldwide.”
“We are looking forward to working with the A320 operators and letting them know about the benefits of the Crane LGCIU retrofit,” said Martin Adnoff, Director Business Partner Development for Satair Group. “The Crane LGCIU provides a significant increase in reliability, which leads to better operational performance and reduced maintenance costs. This is exactly the type of upgrade we want to offer our customers.”
Crane is an industry leader in landing gear and door proximity sensing and control systems with more than 40 years of experience and over 12,000 systems delivered and in-service. Crane Aerospace & Electronics is a major supplier of systems and components for critical aerospace and defense applications. Product and service offerings are organized in solution sets, and include Landing System Solutions, Sensing and Utility Solutions, Fluid Management Solutions, Power Solutions, Microwave Systems Solutions, Microelectronics Solutions and Cabin Solutions. Products are manufactured under the brand names ELDEC, Hydro-Aire, Interpoint, Keltec, Lear Romec, P.L. Porter and Signal Technology. For more information on Crane Aerospace & Electronics, visit www.craneae.com, and for Crane Co., visit www.craneco.com.
Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CR).
Satair is a world leader in sales and distribution of spares for aircraft maintenance and provides a range of services that reduce costs in the supply chain. Satair provides services to customers and suppliers all over the globe through its sales and warehousing locations in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and China. Satair is part of Satair Group, a 100 % standalone company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus S.A.S.
Airbus Material & Supply Chain Services and Satair are part of Satair Group, a 100% stand-alone company and Airbus subsidiary with $1.3 billion revenue, more than 1,000 employees worldwide and a vision to become the global market leader in the civil aircraft parts management business in 2017.