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P&W, Boeing Sign Engine Contract to Power U.S. Air Force’s KC-46 Tanker

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bennett Croswell of Pratt & Whitney and Maureen Dougherty of Boeing hosted a ceremonial engine contract signing event on Tuesday at Boeing’s Tanker Program Office in Mukilteo, Wash., for contracts previously awarded to Pratt & Whitney. The contracts support PW4062 engine purchases to power Boeing’s KC-46, the U.S. Air Force’s new airlift tanker.

Two Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engines, each with a 94-inch fan blade diameter, will exclusively power each U.S. Air Force KC-46 aircraft. The program’s scope, if fully exercised, calls for as many as 368 PW4062 engines to be delivered between 2013 and 2027. Actual production engine procurement quantities will be determined over the life of the program as established by future purchase orders.

Click here to read Pratt & Whitney’s press release.