EDAC Technologies Will Produce Engine Components for Pratt & Whitney to Help Meet Demand for Airbus PW6000-Powered Aircraft.FARMINGTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 1999--
TWA TWA Time-weighted average, see there Orders 50 Airbus A318s,
International Lease Finance Corp. Orders 30
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The value of the installed and spare engines for the 38 new aircraft exceeds $400 million.
Deliveries of the aircraft to TWA will begin in 2003, and Pratt & Whitney has already made significant progress in its development program. The first engine will go to test in mid-1999 with entry into service on the A318 at the end of 2002. The 16,000- to 23,000-pound-thrust PW6000 has been designed specifically for the short-to-medium haul 100-to 120 passenger market, with reliability and low cost of operation as paramount goals.
Edward J. McNerney, EDAC's president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , said, "Airbus International is focused on creating state-of-the-art aircraft for the passenger fleets of major airlines, and Pratt & Whitney's PW6000 jet engine is central to that effort. The PW6000 program is a key part of Pratt & Whitney's product plan for the 21st Century, and we look forward to working with them in the development and manufacture of many of the engine components.
"EDAC also values this business for its diversification value. We expect this type of business to significantly contribute to our company's growth."
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems.
EDAC Technologies Corporation's Apex Machine Tool Company manufactures diversified, high-precision fixtures, gauges, dies and molds. EDAC's Gros-Ite Industries division primarily offers design and manufacturing services for the aerospace industry in such areas as jet engine parts, special tooling, equipment and gauges and components used in the manufacture, assembly and inspection of jet engines. Gros-Ite Spindle spindle: see spinning.
A rotating shaft in a disk drive. In a fixed disk, the platters are attached to the spindle. In a removable disk, the spindle remains in the drive. Laptops use spindle designations to indicate the number of built-in drives. specializes in the design, manufacture and repair of precision spindles, which are an integral part of numerous machine tools used in virtually all types of manufacturing.
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