Pratt & Whitney continues support for Norway fighter engines

Oct. 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A four-year contract to support F-100 engines on Norway's F-16 fighters has been given to Pratt & Whitney by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization.

The contract to Pratt & Whitney, which manufactures the F-100-PW-220E engine, covers material forecasting, item repair management and provisioning of operational, intermediate, and depot-level spare parts.

"This agreement builds on a strong 30-year relationship Pratt & Whitney has with the Royal Norwegian Air Force on the F100 engine powering their F-16 fighters," said Howie Chandler, vice president, Military Business Development and International Programs, Pratt & Whitney. "We are pleased to continue supporting and providing services with this follow-on Material Management Program award."

Pratt & Whitney said the work to be provided as part of Norway's Material Management Program (MMP) and will be structured to support Norway's F-16 fleet readiness objectives.

The contract is the second MMP deal the company has signed with the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization.

"We've had quite a good improvement in available serviceable engines since the beginning of the program," said Lt. Col. Jorn Hoelsaether, F-16 maintenance commander, Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization. "This program has resulted in an increased mission availability rate and supports my ability to reach the annual flying hour goal of the Norwegian Air Force."

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