Business

April 15, 2013

Pratt & Whitney completes U.S. Air Force C-17 program of record for F117 production install engines

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has completed production install F117 engine deliveries for the U.S. Air Force, marking more than 20 years of successfully powering the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

The engines were recently shipped to Triumph Aerostructures in Dallas, Texas for nacelle installation and will then ship to Boeing’s final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif., to be installed in the 223rd U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft, completing the program of record.

Pratt & Whitney will continue delivering spare F117 engines to the U.S. Air Force and production install engines to international customers, including India’s order for 10 C-17s.

“The F117 engine on the C-17 supports the U.S. Air Force’s ability to provide long-range, strategic and tactical airlift capability, humanitarian aid and peacekeeping activities around the globe, and that is something we are very proud of here at Pratt & Whitney,” said Bev Deachin, vice president, Pratt & Whitney Military and Customer Support. “We look forward to ongoing support of the U.S. Air Force C-17 fleet with engine spares and continued production of the F117 to power C-17s for customers around the world.”

The F117-PW-100 first entered service in 1993 and is a member of Pratt & Whitney’s PW2000 family of commercial engines. With more than 10 million hours of proven military service and 50 million hours in commercial use, the F117/PW2040 has consistently proven itself as a world-class dependable engine.

The maturity of the engine and Pratt & Whitney’s continual investment in product improvements has resulted in outstanding safety and reliability metrics. The F117 engine recently exceeded 9,000 hours in mean time between removal, one of the highest seen in the U.S. Air Force fleet, contributing greatly to affordable life cycle cost. The engine is also widely recognized as the most efficient engine in its class at all available thrust levels.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Wilhelm

Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Wilhelm United Kingdom and U.S. Air Force F-35 maintainers support ALIS testing at Lockheed Martin’s Orlando facility in August 2014. Before software is released, maintenance personnel try n...
 
 
NASA photographs by Ken Ulbrich

NASA intern helps develop UAS in the NAS Human-Systems Integration

NASA photographs by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong summer intern Kassidy McLaughlin contemplates the Smart Eye Pro optical tracking display during a UAS in the NAS simulation. The system tracks a UAS pilotís eye movements, quantif...
 
 
Boeing photograph

Boeing completes design review for U.S. Air Force’s Talon HATE program

Boeing photograph The Talon HATE system is designed to initially be carried in a pod attached to Boeingís F-15C fighter aircraft as shown in this artistís concept. It combines information from fighter networks, national sourc...
 

 

Sikorsky Aircraft selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive Technology for the S-97 RAIDER

LORD Corporation announced Sept. 16 that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDERô program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct...
 
 
Courtesy graphic

Lockheed Martin conducts flight tests of aircraft laser turret for DARPA

AFRL photograph The Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control turret that Lockheed Martin is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory has completed initial flight testing. T...
 
 

Lockheed Martin advances live, virtual, constructive training in flight test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jvXmOW8L3mU Lockheed Martin successfully tested a new solution for integrated live, virtual and constructive training during a flight demonstration at the company’s Aeronautics facility in Fort Worth, Texas. During the flight test, a pilot flying in a live F-16 engaged in a synthetic training exercise with a pilot flying as wing...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>