P&W wants to cut F135 sustainment cost in half as Pentagon hones in on life-cycle cost

By Courtney Albon / June 13, 2018 at 10:58 AM
NEW YORK -- The president of Pratt & Whitney's military engine group said this week the company is working to cut the cost to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's propulsion system in half over the next 10 years, telling reporters sustainment is a top priority for the engine manufacturer. Speaking during a June 12 media day at the company's digital accelerator in Brooklyn, Matthew Bromberg told reporters the engine's current cost-per-flying hour is $7,000 and the company is working...

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