Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PW delivers 50th F135

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Pratt and Whitney has delivered the 50th production F135 engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35. The engine is scheduled to be installed in a F-35C carrier variant for the Navy. The F-35C will be delivered to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., this summer for Navy pilot training. To date, the F135 propulsion system has powered more than 330 vertical landings, 2,000 test flights producing more than 3,000 flight hours. Pratt and Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. (Source: PRNewswire, 05/02/12)