Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Eglin gets first F135 spare engine

Pratt and Whitney has delivered the first F135 spare engine to the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to support F-35 Lightning II training operations to begin this summer. Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint unit with Air Force, Navy and Marine squadrons that will conduct F-35 training for their respective services as well as the eight F-35 program international partners. Lockheed Martin is scheduled to deliver the first F-35A aircraft to Eglin in the coming weeks. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. (Source: PRNewswire, 06/20/11)