United Technologies Corp. subsidiary Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT received an indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for $1.06 billion for F117-PW-100 install engines, spare engines and associated data. It covers new engine deliveries from 2007 – 2012 for the U.S. Air Force and foreign military sales in support of the C-17 Globemaster III heavy transport aircraft program. At this time, no funds have been obligated; delivery orders will be issued under this contract vehicle as engines et. al. are required. Solicitations began August 2006, negotiations were complete in June 2007, and work will be complete December 2012. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8626-07-D-2073). See also P&W release.
The F117-PW-100 is a derivative of Pratt & Whitney’s PW2000 commercial engine powering the Boeing 757. It adds a unique thrust reverser system that can be deployed in flight for tactical descents, enables the aircraft to back up a 2-degree incline, and allows tight turns on the ground. This creates faster unloading throughput, and allows the aircraft to use a wider range of runways. Ongoing improvement programs have allowed the F117 engine to exceed established goals for time on wing, in-flight shut downs, and support turnaround time.