Pratt & Whitney Awarded $285 Million Contract Option for F119 Engine Support
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.– Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a $285 million contract option from the U.S. Air Force to maintain F119 engines for the F-22 Raptor. This Support Program for the Raptor Engine (SPaRE) involves sustainment for fielded engines in 2009. Sustainment activities include spare parts, labor support, fleet management and technical support for the Pratt & Whitney F119 engine. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
“We are very proud of our continued relationship with the United States Air Force,” said Tyler Evans, director, F119 program, Pratt & Whitney. “We believe this contract extension illustrates their continued confidence in Pratt & Whitney’s ability to meet their expectations in the areas of engine availability, reliability and maintainability while keeping their fleet at a high level of readiness.”
The F-22 Raptor is exclusively powered by two Pratt & Whitney F119 engines, and is the only fifth generation fighter in operational service. The F119 has logged more than 90,000 operational flight hours and features integrated low observables with high thrust-to-weight, allowing for stealth, supercruise and thrust-vectoring capability in the F-22. It also shares a common legacy with Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, the only engine currently powering the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
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