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Pratt & Whitney signs agreements with Italian supplier TCS Group for F135 engine work

Pratt & Whitney has signed additional purchase orders with TCS Group to manufacture critical engine components for the F135 propulsion system. These new orders, signed today at the Paris Air Show, have a potential value of more than $19 million over the life of the program. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"Through production of other critical F135 engine parts, TCS Group has already demonstrated its ability to deliver key components meeting quality and cost requirements," said Warren Boley, vice president, Pratt & Whitney F135 engine programs. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with TCS Group on the F-35 Lightning II program."

Pratt & Whitney awarded TCS Group purchase orders for oil nozzle components for the main engine bearing compartments, and boroscope adapters, which facilitate internal inspection of the F135 engine.

"TCS Group is pleased to work with Pratt & Whitney on the F135 program and we are proud to produce these critical components for the F135 engine on the F-35 Lightning II," said Paolo Picchio, president, TCS Group. "We look forward to continuing our work with Pratt & Whitney as we successfully transition the F135 program into the production phase."

TCS Group specializes in precision machining of small engine components and is located in Torino, Italy.

For eight years and more than 11,300 test hours, Pratt & Whitney has been designing, developing and testing the F135 to deliver the most advanced fifth generation fighter engine for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy, as well as eight international partner countries.

The F135 propulsion system powers the F-35 Lightning II and has proven it can meet diverse aircraft requirements. The ground and flight test experience demonstrates the maturity and the associated reliability of the F135 engine for armed forces around the world.

Press release issued by Pratt & Whitney Military Engines on June 15, 2009


 Contact details from our directory:
TCS Group S.R.L. Engine Nozzles
Pratt & Whitney Military Engines Turbofan Engines, Turboprop Engines


 Related aircraft programs:
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II


 Related directory sectors:
Engine Components

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