Whittaker’s high performance products reflect
our engineering superiority
and commitment to excellence.
Controls' products are designed to function reliably
under harsh operating environments, while increasing jet engine
efficiency, maintaining desired environmental conditions, reducing
overall aircraft weight, and enhancing aircraft and jet engine
reliability and safety. Functionality of the product line
includes controlling engine de-icing, engine clearance controls,
cooling avionics compartments, selection of landing gear, fuel
management, and controlling cabin pressure and temperature.
Typical valve types supplied by Controls to the
aircraft industry are:
Ground fueling product
Controls is the largest domestic producer of fueling components
for hydrant service vehicles, refuelers, and over-the-road tankers.
• Underwing fueling nozzles and disconnects
• Hydrant valves and couplers
• Self-sealing quick disconnects
• Bottom loading components
• Fuel level sensors
Controls' Zero-Aire® quick disconnects and fluid couplings
provide the capability to connect and disconnect fluid transfer
lines without leakage, spillage, or air inclusion. The division's
quick disconnects feature ground and lapped mating faces and
a unique, patented valve-cartridge design that prevents leakage
after disconnection. Both high and low-pressure designs include
fast-acting ball lock, threaded or rack and panel configurations.