Pratt & Whitney Awarded $74 Million Contract for F100 Engine Maintenance

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - The United States Air Force awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract and options, with a value up to $74 million, to provide scheduled maintenance for U.S. Air Force F100 engines powering F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft. Pratt & Whitney F100 engines power more than half of the combined U. S. Air Force F-15 and F-16 fleets. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

Under this contract, Pratt & Whitney will provide F100 core module overhaul maintenance for U.S. Air Force operated F100-PW-229 engines. The overhaul work will take place at Pratt & Whitney's San Antonio, Texas, facility.

"Pratt & Whitney is proud to provide our U.S. Air Force customer with first-class F100 engine maintenance support at our San Antonio facility," said Bill Begert, vice president, Military Business Development & Aftermarket Services, Pratt & Whitney. "Pratt & Whitney's world-class maintenance turn times will allow our customer to maintain their front line F100 fighter engine fleet at high levels of readiness to better support their mission in the Global War on Terror."

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 Maintenance Repair and Overhaul and Military Aftermarket Services focused on maintaining engine readiness for our customers.

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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in the F100 engine or F-15/F-16 aircraft funding, changes in government procurement priorities and practices or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney