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Pratt & Whitney F119 Receives Performance-Based Logistics Award from Defense Secretary


EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – The F-22 Raptor Performance Based Logistics Team comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and the Boeing Company, were recently awarded the 2008 Performance Based Logistics System Level Award by the Secretary of Defense. The F-22 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F119 engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

These awards are a joint development by the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, the Defense Acquisition University and the Aerospace Industries Association, and acknowledge outstanding government-industry partnerships at the system, subsystem and component level. PBL is a logistics discipline that focuses on performance and capability rather than product or service alone.

“Everyone here at Pratt & Whitney has worked very hard to provide the F119 engines with the proven performance and critical capability that our customers expect,” said Tyler Evans, F119 program director. “We are truly honored to stand with the entire F-22 PBL team and have our efforts recognized by our customer.”

This recognition comes on the heels of another honor received by the Pratt & Whitney F119 team which was recently selected as a finalist for the 2008 Aviation Week Program Excellence Award. The Program Excellence Award was designed to share lessons learned and to strengthen and accelerate the development of aerospace and defense program leaders. The winner of the award will be named at a recognition event on Nov. 30.

The F-22 Raptor is powered by two Pratt & Whitney’s F119 engines, and is the only fifth generation fighter engine in operational service. The F119, which has logged more than 85,900 successful operational, in-flight hours, features a unique thrust-vectoring nozzle, allowing for unprecedented speed, agility, precision and situational awareness combined with air-to-ground and air-to-air combat capabilities. 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.

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 commercial building industries.


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