23 December 2013
Pratt & Whitney and Boeing (NYSE: BA) officials said they have marked the delivery of the first PW4062 engines for the first KC-46 test aircraft during an event at Boeing´s Everett, WA, facility.
Two Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engines, each with a 94-inch fan blade diameter, will power each US Air Force KC-46A aircraft. The program´s scope, if fully exercised, calls for as many as 368 PW4062 engines to be delivered between 2013 and 2027. Actual production engine procurement quantities will be determined over the life of the program as established by future purchase orders.
Pratt & Whitney has delivered more than 2,500 PW4000-94 engines that have collectively logged more than 120 million flight hours on commercial aircraft around the world. The PW4062 is the highest thrust model in Pratt & Whitney´s PW4000-94 commercial engine family and is offered for both commercial freighter and military applications. The two PW4062 engines that will power the KC-46A each deliver 62,000 pounds of thrust.
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