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November 3, 2015

Pratt & Whitney selects Multicut to manufacture F135 engine components

United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney has selected Multicut, a complex machined parts and subassemblies provider, to manufacture F135 engine components.

By Samseer M

Pratt & Whitney

United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney has selected Multicut, a complex machined parts and subassemblies provider, to manufacture F135 engine components.

Pratt & Whitney F135 engine is the propulsion system that powers the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft.

According to the company, the new 10-year long term procurement agreement marks the beginning of a relationship between Pratt & Whitney and Multicut.

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines president Bennett Croswell said: "This award reaffirms Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to F135 engine industrial participation in Denmark.

"Multicut competed globally and was selected as the best value supplier of these engine components, and will play a valuable role in our global supply chain for the F135 engine."

A derivative of the combat-proven F119-PW-100 engine, the F135 is an after-burning two-shaft engine, featuring advanced prognostics, health management systems and technologies that were developed in other air force and navy technology programmes.

"Our contribution to the F135 engine helps ensure jobs and technology know-how remain an essential part of our local industry and a key support to the needs of Danish Defence."

Multicut Global CEO Lars Rasmussen said: "We are delighted to have earned the trust of Pratt & Whitney to manufacture and deliver these key components for the F135 engine.

"Our contribution to the F135 engine helps ensure jobs and technology know-how remain an essential part of our local industry and a key support to the needs of Danish Defence."

In September, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney to set up a maintenance, repair, overhaul, and upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the F135 engine.

Earlier, the US Department of Defense (DoD) assigned Netherlands as one of the European countries to perform maintenance of the F135 engines.


Image: Officials of Pratt & Whitney and Multicut during the signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of United Technologies Corporation – Pratt & Whitney Division.

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