Crane Aerospace & Electronics Opens New Fuel Flow Test Facility
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), celebrated the grand opening of its new Fuel Flow Transmitter Test Facility on October 19 at its headquarters in Lynnwood, Washington.
Fuel flow transmitters measure an aircraft engine’s fuel consumption in flight, allowing pilots and ground crews to know how much fuel has been used during a trip. Crane’s fuel flow transmitters measure fuel flow by mass instead of volume for unmatched accuracy. Crane offers fuel flow transmitters for aircraft from light fixed-wing and helicopters to large transports and turbofans.
Employees at the Lynnwood site gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and to hear remarks from Louis Pinkham, Senior Vice President, Crane Co.; Brendan Curran, President, Crane Aerospace & Electronics; and Jay Higgs, Vice President Fluid Management Solutions, Crane Aerospace & Electronics. Also honored were seven former engineers, testers, and leaders involved in the development of the first fuel flow transmitters in the 1960s.
We’re committed to pursuing growth across our key markets, and this new facility is a visible symbol of that commitment. This capability enables us to test at extreme operating conditions while doubling our production volume of fuel flow transmitters. This allows us to meet the needs of our customers as the next generation of fuel-efficient jet engines goes into production.
The new facility enables Crane to meet increased development and testing requirements stemming from several recent wins on new fuel-efficient jet engines that power the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo, among other major platforms. Additionally, the new building allows advanced development of future fuel systems requiring high temperature and pressure testing. The new facility supports the growth of Crane’s Fuel Flow product team to approximately 60 skilled workers as these new engines enter service.
Crane’s Fluid Management Solutions are backed by over 100 years of industry expertise. Solutions include true mass fuel flow transmitters, centrifugal pumps, and positive displacement pumps. Products are manufactured under the ELDEC, Hydro-Aire and Lear Romec brand names, with manufacturing facilities in Burbank, California; Elyria, Ohio; and Lynnwood, Washington.
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 www.craneae.com.
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 www.craneco.com.