2 April 2014
Pratt and Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), said it has awarded a contract to Levett Engineering to manufacture components that will be installed into F135 engines, the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Levett Engineering, a precision component manufacturer located in Elizabeth, South Australia, was previously awarded contract work to manufacture second and third-stage turbine vane tubes and covers for the F135 engine. This latest award for bearing housings, covers, and related mechanical system components has a potential value of approximately USD200m over the life of the F-35 program.
Pratt and Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. Its website is at www.utc.com or on Twitter: @UTC.