Pratt & Whitney powers Qatar's airforce jets
Connecticut (US), February 7, 2013
Pratt & Whitney, a leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, said it has delivered eight F117-PW-100 engines to power two new Boeing C-17 Globemaster III jets for the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
A division of United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney said Boeing delivered the two aircraft at its facility in Long Beach, California.
The new heavy lift transports join the Qatar Air Force'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 for Pratt & Whitney.
"We remain committed to producing these safe, reliable and dependable engines to help nations like Qatar effectively address their evolving airlift needs and capabilities," he added.
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, said Deachin.
"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," he remarked.
" Pratt & Whitney military engines provide unmatched safety, dependability, reliability, and maturity to warfighters around the world," he added.-TradeArabia News Service