East Hills, NY (March 1, 2005) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced it was awarded the exclusive contract to provide cabin air purification filters to Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company, as part of the overall air management/environmental control system for Boeing's state-of-the art 787 Dreamliner. Production of the new aircraft, designed to provide advances in efficiency, performance and cost, will begin in 2006 and the 787 will enter into service in 2008.
Hamilton Sundstrand was selected by Boeing to supply the environmental control system for the new aircraft, along with several other systems. Pall will provide Hamilton Sundstrand with all the filters that support the passenger cabin, electronics bay, cockpit and lavatory including HEPA filters, electronic equipment cooling filters, heat exchanger filters and galley vent filters. Each 787 air management system requires 15 Pall filters.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an all-new family of mid-sized airplanes that will provide unmatched fuel efficiencies for airlines, exceptional environmental performance, and superior comfort for passengers. The super-efficient aircraft will carry numerous state-of-the-art and innovative systems.
"We selected Pall because of its advanced technology, expertise and proven ability to develop and deliver a customized solution that meets the very exacting requirements of this new aircraft," said Don Stein, 787 environmental control system program manager for Hamilton Sundstrand.
Pall will provide its most advanced cabin air filters with a submicron particulate efficiency of 99.97 percent, the microbial equivalent of outside air. Pall's proprietary Ultipleat® construction is a deep-pleated filter design that provides maximum surface area in the smallest footprint with the lowest weight possible. The Ultipleat construction will enhance filter life, allowing for extended maintenance intervals of 6,000 to 8,000 flight hours (equivalent to two years versus the normal 12 to 18 months), thus providing higher reliability, greater ease of maintenance and decreased maintenance costs.
"The new aircraft requires very innovative solutions to address Boeing's objectives for efficiency, performance and cost. Our filters will be able to do more in less space with less weight for greater reliability to help further drive the efficiency of the new aircraft and its systems," says Jim Western, President of Pall Aerospace.
"The Boeing 787 is one of the most advanced aircraft in development and our participation with Hamilton Sundstrand will build a strong foundation for long-term growth," Western adds.
Pall is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated fluid clarification technologies for commercial aircraft and provides products that meet the needs of every commercial jet transport in service today.
Hamilton Sundstrand is a leading manufacturer and service provider of aerospace systems and a major supplier of equipment for space exploration. In addition to the environmental control system, Hamilton Sundstrand has also been selected by Boeing to provide a total of eight systems including the electric motor hydraulic pump subsystem, the electric power generating and start system, the remote power distribution system, the auxiliary power unit, the primary power distribution system, the nitrogen generation system and the emergency power system.
About Pall Corporation Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a global leader in the rapidly growing field of filtration, separations and purification. Pall's business is organized around two broad markets: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Company provides leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, transfusion medicine, semiconductor, water purification, aerospace and broad industrial markets. Total revenues are $1.8 billion. The Company headquarters are in East Hills, New York with extensive operations throughout the world. Visit Pall at http://www.pall.com/.