Thailand Awards Materials Management Contract to Pratt & Whitney to Support F100 Engine Maintenance
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Thursday, April 11, 2013
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a materials management program foreign military sales contract to Pratt & Whitney to support the F100-PW-220 engines powering the Royal Thai Air Force fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters. Under the terms of this MMP contract, Pratt & Whitney will provide key support to the F100 engines in the intermediate engine shops and at the depot level. This parts and repair services program will cover specific engine modules for a period of one year. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"Pratt & Whitney is proud of our decades long partnership with the Royal Thai Air Force, providing dependable engines and affordable readiness," said Howie Chandler, vice president, Military Business Development and Aftermarket Services for Pratt & Whitney. "We look forward to expanding our level of support to the Royal Thai Air Force's F-16 fleet."
Pratt & Whitney's F100 engine, powering F-15 and F-16 aircraft worldwide, is one of the most successful fighter engines in history. The combat proven engine has more than 24 million engine flying hours of experience. More than 23 air forces around the world have chosen the F100 for safe, reliable power. Pratt & Whitney has built more than 7,200 F100 engines for customers around the globe.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, small turbojet propulsion products 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.