Wednesday, May 26, 2010

First F-35 production engines delivered

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Pratt & Whitney has delivered the final F135 flight test engine and the first lot of F135 production engines for the F-35. The full complement of 29 test engines delivered by Pratt & Whitney includes 11 ground test engines and 18 flight test engines. The first lot of F135 production engines consists of four conventional take off and landing engines, the variant of the F-35 that will be used by the Air Force. All of the engines are destined for aircraft that will support the flight training program at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. (Source: Pratt and Whitney via PRNewswire, 05/26/10)