Pratt & Whitney Delivers Final Production F119 Engine to the U.S. Air Force

Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:07pm EST

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan.  17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Military
Engines today delivered the 507th  and last production F119 engine to the U.S.
Air Force for its F-22 Raptor fleet.  The F119 Final Engine Delivery ceremony at
the  Middletown, Conn.  Engine Center was held with representatives from the Air
Force, Lockheed Martin and Boeing in attendance. Pratt & Whitney is a United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"This is a bittersweet occasion for those of us who have played a part in 12
years of successful production deliveries," said  Bennett Croswell, president of
Military Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "The F119 production engine program might
be ending but we look forward to a 30-40 year sustainment period in partnership
with the Air Force to keep the fleet flying."  

The F119-PW-100 turbofan is the world's first operational fifth-generation
fighter engine in service and is providing dependable power for the F-22 Raptor,
an aircraft known for its unparalleled maneuverability and its ability to
"supercruise."  The engine, considered one of the Air Force's most successful,
is the forefather of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II.

As Pratt & Whitney shifts from production to sustainment, the company has
partnered with the U.S. Air Force at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center to
manage scheduled overhauls of the F119 engine fleet.  

"We accept this last production engine today, but are looking forward to our
partnership with Pratt &Whitney in sustaining the F119 in the F-22 Raptor for
decades to come," said Colonel  Gregory M. Gutterman, F-22 Program Director,
Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, during today's
ceremony.

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 building
industries.

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with regard to the programs described in this release. Important factors that
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and number of aircraft in flight operations and hours flown; decisions to award
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other reports filed with the SEC.

For more information on the Pratt & Whitney F119 engine, visit 
http://www.pratt-whitney.com/F119_Engine

To view a video of Pratt & Whitney employees' reflections on the F119 program,
visit  http://www.pw.utc.com/Videos/Story/f119-retrospective

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Matthew Bates
Pratt & Whitney Military Engines  
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Matthew.Bates@pw.utc.com

 

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