21 December 2011 - by the Shephard News Team
Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a contract to provide the F117-PW-100 engine for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft being delivered to the Indian Air Force by the US government. The contract covers the first four engines, and will be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.
Earlier this year, India's Ministry of Defence (MOD) signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US government to acquire 10 C-17s, the first of which will be supplied to India in early 2013.
The F117-PW-100 is the sister engine of Pratt & Whitney's PW2037 commercial engine powering the Boeing 757. With more than 50 million hours of proven military and commercial use, the F117/PW2037 has consistently proven itself as a world-class dependable engine. Pratt & Whitney's ongoing investment in product improvements has enabled the engine to continuously surpass established goals for time on wing, in-flight shut downs and support turnaround time.
Boeing has delivered 239 C-17s featuring F117 engines worldwide, including 25 with international customers.