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Crane Aerospace and Electronics’ Cabin Solutions Selected by AVIC Aerospace HUBEI JIATAI–JIATAI Equipment Co Ltd. for Expansion into Global Market

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), has been selected by AVIC HUBEI JIATAI–JIATAI Equipment Co Ltd. (Jiatai) to provide HG Hydrolok® hydraulic seat recline devices for Airbus A320 Main Cabin seat actuation supplies to support both the domestic China and international markets.

The HG Hydrolok is Crane’s premier option for main cabin seating, with a best-in-class load of 4,000 pounds force. It boasts a 50% weight savings over traditional hydraulic locks and 20% over gas locks. It is configurable for all typical recline applications and can also be used for seat recline and leg rest functions. The Hydrolok offers infinite adjustment options, requires almost no maintenance and can last longer than 250,000 cycles for the lowest total cost of ownership to operators.

Jiatai is currently the only China-based aircraft seat supplier with FAA certification. Jiatai makes both main cabin mechanical seats and premium class electrical seats for aircraft, including the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. With nearly 14 million square feet of production campus, Jiatai is one of the largest aircraft seat manufacturing facilities in China.

“We have enjoyed a very good relationship with Jiatai since 2010. Our perseverance in maintaining a trusting friendship with their leadership team has ultimately benefited both companies,” said Eddy Wong, Vice President of Business Development, Asia for Crane Aerospace & Electronics. “Jiatai will be the first launch customer for our new HG Hydrolok in China. We believe our strong partnership with Jiatai, combined with our advanced HG seat lock, will provide the best option for aircraft seat customers in China. Furthermore, we are also working with Jiatai for their electric actuation seat program which we believe will also be a winning formula in the marketplace.”

About Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers proven systems, reliable components and flexible power solutions that excel in tough environments, from engines and landing gear to satellites, missiles and electronic countermeasure devices. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions for aerospace and defense applications, including Sensing Components & Systems, Fluid Management, Power Components & Subsystems, Landing Gear Systems, Cabin Systems, and Microwave Components & Integrated Systems. For more information, visit


About Crane Co.

Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane employs more than 11,000 people at over 150 locations in 26 countries. For more information, visit


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