CLEVELAND, OHIO, April 13, 2015 – Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division — also known in the industry as Cleveland Wheels & Brakes — has been selected by Piper Aircraft to provide high-performance, FAA TSO-approved caliper style wheels, brakes, and brake system hydraulics for the new Meridian M600 (PA46-600TP) twin-engine turbine aircraft.
The M600 is Piper’s latest top-of-the-line, M-Class, single-engine aircraft. Parker has been working with Piper Aircraft engineering for over two years to develop a new high-performance brake system for the aircraft. Piper Sourcing Manager Mark Leffler acknowledged that the decision to install Parker’s wheels, brakes, and hydraulics on M600 was an easy one.
Parker is the industry leader in general aviation brake systems and provides the performance, value, ease of maintenance, product support, and parts availability that Piper has come to expect. Piper has had a long working relationship with Parker on many aircraft models, including the Archer, Arrow, Seminole, Seneca, Matrix, Mirage, Meridian & newly announced Meridian M500 & Mirage M350. “Parker Aerospace is excited to be part of the team helping to move these programs forward at Piper,” noted Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division Business Team Leader Tom Dorinsky.
Aircraft Wheel & Brake General Manager Mike Walasinski added, “The Meridian Model M600 program will be a huge success for Piper Aircraft and Parker is proud to be a long-term partner on this new, high-performance aircraft. We look forward to supporting Piper on the M600 aircraft this year and for many years to come with premier customer service.”
The wheels, brakes, and brake system hydraulics for M600 program will be manufactured and tested at the Parker Aerospace Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division facility in Avon, Ohio.
For more information about Parker’s line of wheel and brake equipment, visit the Parker booth in Building C, at Exhibit C-32, during the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN show. The Meridian M600 will also be on display during the show at Piper’s static display area
About Parker Aerospace. Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture, and service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. It is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation.
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