Pratt & Whitney expands military aftermarket services in Oklahoma
The partnership enables Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force to perform depot maintenance on F117, F119 and F135 engines, in addition to special technology coatings operations.
August 7, 2019
By PLA Editor
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , announced an expansion of its Military Aftermarket Services in Oklahoma. Pratt & Whitney plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment to upgrade existing facilities, supporting sustainment operations at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex based at Tinker Air Force Base. This expansion will create more than 100 jobs over the next several years.
Pratt & Whitney’s presence in Oklahoma City has grown ten-fold over the past fifteen years, as sustainment operations at Tinker Air Force Base have grown to support more than a dozen engine types, including Pratt & Whitney military engines such as the F135, F119, and F117. Additionally, this expansion will help meet the depot-level maintenance demands of the ever growing F135 engine fleet, which is expected to double in the next three years.
With more than 7,000 military engines in service around the globe, Pratt & Whitney is laser-focused on sustainment and maintaining mission readiness for our customers’ fleets.
The partnership with Tinker’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex enables Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force to perform depot maintenance on F117, F119 and F135 engines, in addition to special technology coatings operations. Under the partnership arrangement, Pratt & Whitney provides the overall management, technical support and materials management, while the Air Force provides highly capable mechanics and extensive back shop capabilities.