21 July 2014
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company Pratt and Whitney said it has signed a depot activation contract with Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway to establish a maintenance, repair, overhaul, and upgrade capability for the F135 engine which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.
This initial contract will include planning and management activities required for depot activation in 2018. Follow-on contracts are expected in support of the establishment of F135 depot capabilities, including assembly, disassembly, cleaning, inspection and testing at the AIM Norway facility located in Gardermoen, Norway.
AIM Norway provides maintenance, repair, and modification services for aircraft, helicopters, components and field equipment to the Norwegian Armed Forces and other military and civilian organizations. AIM Norway includes a total of 450 employees, divided in 22 different production units, including aircraft maintenance, powerplant maintenance, maintenance of electronic components and mechanical processes. Its website is at www.aimnorway.com.
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, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.