Pall Corp. to Supply Hydraulic Filters for Embraer KC-390 Aircraft

Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:22pm EDT

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(Business Wire)--
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and
purification, has signed a 30-year agreement with Brazilian aerospace innovator
Embraer S.A. to supply hydraulic filter manifolds and assemblies for KC-390
aircraft. The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size military jet under development
that relies on a sophisticated "fly-by-wire" (electronic) flight control system.
The Pall filter manifolds will purify the pressurized hydraulic fluids that
power the KC-390`s flight control systems, cargo door, and landing gears against
contamination, thereby enhancing aircraft reliability. The first shipments are
expected by the end of 2013.
Pall will supply hydraulic filter manifolds and assemblies for Embraer KC-390
aircraft. (Photo: Business Wire)

Contaminants can be introduced into hydraulic system fluids from the
environment, during manufacturing and routine maintenance, and from component
wear. If this contamination is not removed it will recirculate, potentially
causing corrosion, fluid degradation, reduced system efficiency and, eventually,
failure of the associated components. Fine filtration and purification remove
minute particles and water to improve the service life, reliability and
performance of the hydraulic system components. To bolster protection for the
KC-390`s power systems, Pall is customizing hydraulic manifolds and assemblies
based on the latest filtration technology in accordance with Embraer`s

Pall`s association with Embraer dates back to the 1970s and has evolved through
the years. "Pall is pleased to be teaming with Embraer on the KC-390 strategic
alliance," said Mark Morris, president, Pall Aeropower Corp. "We`re looking
forward to building on the current relationship and collaborating with Embraer
on future aircraft applications." 

To learn more about Pall hydraulic filters, please visit:

Pall Aerospace provides filtration and separation solutions for a broad range of
commercial and military fluid applications, including air, fuel, lube, hydraulic
and transmission. Its filter products are used on major aircraft platforms and
ground service and military equipment worldwide. Pall Aeropower Corporation is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Pall Corporation. 

About Embraer

Headquartered in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Embraer S.A. is a global leader in
the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security markets.
In the last six years, Embraer has invested nearly $1 billion in research and
development. Embraer Aviation International SAS operates as a subsidiary of
Embraer S.A. 

About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader
providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers
across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with
customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible
technologies. The company`s engineered products enable process and product
innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation is an S&P 500
company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a "top green company"
by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more
sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit

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Media Contact:
Pall Industrial
Marie (MacLean) Baron
Director, Industrial Global Marketing Communications
Telephone: 516-801-9282
Cell: 516-492-1462

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