Printer Friendly

PRATT DELIVERS F117 ENGINE TO U.S. AIR FORCE

 PRATT DELIVERS F117 ENGINE TO U.S. AIR FORCE
 MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney became


a direct supplier in the U.S. Air Force C-17 program with the delivery of an F117 engine to the Air Force in ceremonies here today.
 Previously, F117 engines were delivered to McDonnell Douglas Company, which manufactures the aircraft.
 "We have a long and successful relationship with McDonnell Douglas that has worked well in C-17 development and initial flight testing," said Robert A. Wolfe, executive vice president of Pratt & Whitney's Government Engines & Space Propulsion unit. "Delivery of this engine opens a new chapter for the F117 engine program.
 "We will continue working closely with McDonnell Douglas and the Air Force to keep the C-17 program on track," he continued. "The C-17 airlifter is vital to Pratt & Whitney and our country. We intend to do our part to ensure its continued success."
 To date, the F117 engines have logged more than 400 trouble-free flight hours in C-17 flights testing. Wolfe noted that the engines have exhibited a high level of product maturity, largely resulting from the commercial success of the PW2000 engine, on which the F117 is based.
 The PW2000 commercial engine powers Boeing 757 commercial aircraft. To date, some 450 PW2000s have established an excellent record of reliability and safety in more than 3.5 million hours of commercial service.
 Pratt & Whitney has delivered 44 F117 engines to McDonnell Douglas for installation in C-17 development and production aircraft. The first squadron is scheduled to achieve initial operating capability in 1994. Current Air Force plans call for 120 C-17s to be built.
 Government Engines & Space Propulsion, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., designs, develops and supports governmental jet engines, rockets and space systems. Pratt & Whitney is a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).
 -0- 2/25/92
 /CONTACT: Mary Ellen Jones, 203-565-7413 (Connecticut) or Bob Carroll, 407-796-7885, (Florida), both of Pratt & Whitney/
 (UTX) CO: Pratt & Whitney ST: Florida IN: ARO SU:


SS-AW -- FL002 -- 2231 02/25/92 09:52 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Feb 25, 1992
Words:337
Previous Article:ROCKWELL ADVANCING PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY WITH VIPER COMPONENTS
Next Article:VIPER USES PROVEN ROCKWELL SUSPENSIONS: ENGINEERING, TECHNICAL SUPPORT ARE KEY
Topics:


Related Articles
SHOROUK AIR SELECTS PRATT & WHITNEY PW2040 ENGINE
SHOROUK AIR SELECTS PRATT & WHITNEY PW2040 ENGINE
TWA CHOOSES PRATT TO POWER ITS NEW BOEING 757s
PRATT & WHITNEY RECEIVES MULTI-YEAR F117 ENGINE CONTRACT
Air Force Chooses Pratt Power for New Transport
Pratt & Whitney Team Begins First-Of-A-Kind Program for U.S. Air Force and Boeing
Pratt & Whitney Selected for Multi-Year C-17 Engine Maintenance Contract.
Pratt & Whitney Awarded Engine Contract For C-17s Leased To United Kingdom.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters