Woodward Hydraulic Utility Actuators

     F/A-18E/F MLG unlock F/A-18/F tailhook damper 

    Woodward has been a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of hydraulic utility actuators for over 50 years. Leveraging our heritage as a world leading supplier of primary and secondary flight control actuators, Woodward has continuously advanced the state of the art in utility actuator design through application of technologies developed for the more demanding flight control environment.

    Woodward hydraulic actuators are used to power utility system functions such as:

    • Landing gears
    • Doors
    • Ramps

    Woodward actuators are flying today on frontline military aircraft and a number of business jet applications. Among other applications, Woodward manufactures the F/A-18E/F main landing gear door uplock actuators and the actuator/damper used to raise and lower the arresting hook. These utility actuator components were designed and manufactured to operate at 5,000 psi system pressure.

    Other applications contain specialized functions such as:

    • Internal mechanical locks
    • Snubbing
    • Integral valving
    • Damping

    Woodward is at the forefront of providing reliable and affordable, advanced technology hydraulic utility actuator solutions. For more information or assistance with your particular application, contact us at afs-actuation@woodward.com.