Parker Aerospace Selected to Supply Flight Control Actuation System for AVIC MA700 Regional Turboprop

Fly-by-wire system to be jointly designed, developed, tested, and supported by Parker Aerospace and FACRI Actuation Systems team

Parker Aerospace and AVIC executives sign the agreement for flight controls on the MA700 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show (Photo: Business Wire)

FARNBOROUGH, England--()--Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (PH-NYSE), the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced during a contract signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow that it was selected by the AVIC Aircraft Co., Ltd (AVIC Aircraft), a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC) to supply the fly-by-wire flight control actuation system for its MA700 turboprop regional aircraft.

The flight control actuation system for the MA700 will be jointly designed, developed, assembled, and tested by Parker Aerospace and the FACRI Actuation Systems teams, with Parker taking a lead role. AVIC Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI), in Xi’an, is the leading company providing flight control in China. FACRI and Parker Aerospace have also cooperated on the actuation system for the COMAC C919 program.

In addition to the flight control actuation system for the MA700, Parker Aerospace was awarded the hydraulic system in November 2017. Other products provided by Parker include the torsion tubes for connecting the hydraulic power to hydraulic actuators, and the electrohydraulic servo valves used in the aircraft’s landing gear system.

The MA700 is a twin-engine, medium-range aircraft currently under development that will accommodate up to 85 passengers. Designed for economic efficiency, the aircraft is expected to enter into service after being certified by CAAC in 2021.

“Working together with AVIC on the MA700 has been an exciting endeavor for everyone on the Parker and the FACRI team who have been involved in the design and support process,” said Mark Seidel, Parker Aerospace group vice president of strategic business integration. “To know that our systems and components are providing the architecture and functionality for this important program is highly rewarding for our entire team.”

Parker’s longstanding and valued customer, AVIC, shares its enthusiasm for the MA700 program. “AVIC Aircraft is glad to establish this long-term cooperation on the next generation turbo-prop MA700 with Parker Aerospace, and we are confident to make the MA700 a success through joint efforts,” said Zhu Jianxin, vice president of AVIC Aircraft.

The Parker Aerospace stand is in Hall 4, #4660, at the Farnborough International Air Show, July 16-22, 2018.

About Parker Aerospace. Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

About Parker Hannifin. Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.


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Parker Aerospace selected to jointly design, develop, test, and support the flight control actuation system for AVIC MA700 regional turboprop



Parker Aerospace
Brian King, +1 714-458-7416