Pratt & Whitney Powers Qatar's Latest Boeing C-17s
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 5, 2013
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pratt & Whitney, a division
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently delivered eight F117-PW-100
engines to power two new Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs for the Qatar Emiri Air
Force (QEAF). Boeing delivered the two aircraft at its facility in Long Beach,
Calif. The new heavy lift transports join the QEAF's first two C-17s, which
were delivered in 2009.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Boeing and Qatar by providing
these F117 engines in support of military and humanitarian missions
worldwide," said Bev Deachin, vice president, Military Program and Customer
Support. "Pratt & Whitney remains committed to producing these safe, reliable
and dependable engines to help nations like Qatar effectively address their
evolving airlift needs and capabilities."
Pratt & Whitney's F117 engines provide exclusive power for the C-17
Globemaster III, the world's premier heavy airlifter. The F117-PW-100 is the
military designation for Pratt & Whitney's PW2040 commercial engine powering
the Boeing 757. With more than 60 million hours of proven military and
commercial use, the F117/PW2040 has consistently proven itself as a
world-class dependable engine.
As nations such as Qatar look to the future needs of their aircraft fleets,
Pratt & Whitney will remain a partner in technology innovation and foresight
that pushes the industry forward. Pratt & Whitney military engines provide
unmatched safety, dependability, reliability, and maturity to warfighters
around the world.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United
Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing
high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future
business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those
projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not
limited to changes in the Globemaster III funding related to the C-17 aircraft
and F117 engines, changes in government procurement priorities and practices
or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design,
development, production and support of technologies; as well as other risks
and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to
time in United Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission
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