Pratt & Whitney Awarded $4 Million Fleet Management Contract for Navy F-16 Aggressor Squadron

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 21, 2009 – Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $4 million fleet management contract from the United States Navy to provide engine readiness for the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center’s F100 Powered F-16 Aggressor Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon. The contract is a follow-on to the current performance based contract signed in April 2003. The $4 million contract is for one year with multiple extension options, making the potential value approximately $27.5 million over the life of the contract. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

“Pratt & Whitney is proud to support the Navy aggressor squadron at the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center as they help to train and prepare Naval aviators to be safe and effective during potential engagements with hostile adversaries,” said Mark Buongiorno, Director, Pratt & Whitney F100 Engine Program. “This award illustrates the Navy’s continued confidence in Pratt & Whitney’s ability to provide world class support in a performance based contracting environment.  It is an honor to support the Navy in its execution of this critical training mission.” 

The contract guarantees engine readiness for the Navy’s 14 F100-PW-220 powered F-16 aircraft at NAS Fallon and covers overall engine intermediate and depot level maintenance management responsibilities. The Navy F-16 aggressor squadron serves as the “enemy force” training pilots in the tactics of air-to-air combat.

Source: Pratt & Whitney