August 01, 2007

Pratt & Whitney Awarded $1.05 Billion Contract for F117 Engines

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 31, 2007 //IntelliBriefs//– Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, was awarded a contract from the United States Air Force to deliver F117 military transport engines. This contract, with a value up to $1.05 billion, covers new engine deliveries from 2007 through 2012 for the U.S. Air Force and foreign military sales in support of the C-17 aircraft program. The Pratt & Whitney F117 is the exclusive power for the C-17 Globemaster III.

“We are pleased that the U.S. Air Force continues to have confidence in the dependability of the Pratt & Whitney F117 engine and its ability to meet its mission needs around the world,” said Warren Boley, vice president, Pratt & Whitney operational military engines programs.

The F117-PW-100 is a derivative of Pratt & Whitney’s PW2000 commercial engine powering the Boeing 757. The F117 has consistently proven itself as a world-class reliable engine; through Pratt & Whitney’s ongoing investment in product improvements, the engine continuously surpasses established goals for time on wing, in-flight shut downs, and support turnaround time.

Pratt & Whitney military engines include the F100 that powers the F-16 and F-15, the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II; F119 for the F-22 Raptor; F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III; J52 for the EA-6B Prowler; TF33 powering AWACS, Joint STARS, B-52, and KC-135 aircraft; TF30 for the F-111; PT6 for T-6A and UH-1N aircraft; and JT15 for the T-1A trainer and Pegasus UCAV.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

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