Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization Awards Materials Management Program to Pratt & Whitney
The Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization (NDLO) has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for a Materials Management Program (MMP) to support the Royal Norwegian Air Force's F100-PW-220E engine fleet powering their F-16 aircraft. This marks the first Pratt & Whitney MMP agreement with Norway, and it is structured to support Norway's F-16 fleet readiness objectives for the next four years. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our 30-year relationship with the NDLO and the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF)," said Ed O'Donnell, Pratt & Whitney Director of International Programs and Business Development. "Under this MMP, Pratt & Whitney will provide a comprehensive logistics service program across all levels of RNoAF engine maintenance, including forecasting and delivery of spare parts, as well as part repair management. Our goal is to help Norway achieve the highest levels of serviceable and ready engines in the most affordable manner."
"We see a service program across all levels that works very well. From the NDLO side, it looks like this will be a success story," said Lt. Col. Roy Kristoffersen, Norwegian Defence Supply Management Division.
P&W offers military customers tailored management service solutions for operating their fleets with the optimum mix of organic capability, world class expertise, and economies of scale. P&W maintenance management products range from basic order fulfillment to complete fleet management.
Pratt & Whitney has 14 international and domestic contracts for fleet maintenance and is in active discussions with six more for additional aftermarket business.
"Readiness is what we deliver," O'Donnell said. "Pratt & Whitney Military Engines provides not only dependable engines, but the most flexible maintenance, repair and overhaul services, ensuring customer readiness worldwide from delivery through retirement."
Pratt & Whitney has five engine service facilities offering flexible capacity and global support for our military customers worldwide.
Pratt & Whitney military engines include the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II, the F119 for the F-22 Raptor, the F100 family that powers the F-15 and F-16, the F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III, the J52 for the EA-6B Prowler, the TF33 powering AWACS, Joint STARS, B-52, and KC-135 aircraft, and the TF30 for the F-111. In addition, Pratt & Whitney offers a global network of MRO capabilities focused on addressing our customer's aftermarket needs.
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 building industries.
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