Pratt & Whitney targets 36% cost reduction on first F135 scheduled maintenance visit

By Courtney Albon / October 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The F-35 program is approaching its first wave of scheduled engine maintenance in 2023, and in preparation, engine-maker Pratt & Whitney is readying its architecture and processes for what the company views as a test of whether the engine sustainment enterprise is positioned to maintain readiness as it takes on additional workload. The forthcoming scheduled depot work -- which is slated to begin at least two years later than previous projections due to lower aircraft utilization rates...

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