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  • Austria to Buy New Helicopter from Italy
    Austria to Buy New Helicopter from Italy 22 September 2020
    Austria will buy a general-purpose helicopter from Italy. Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner says they plan to buy 18 AW169M helicopters from Italy for €300m. Italian company Leonardo was chosen from among the U.S. and German companies. The AW169Ms, the military variable of the AW169 helicopter, will replace the Alouette III helicopters, which have been in inventory for nearly 50 years. The helicopter with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines is equippe...
  • GE Delivers First F-15EX Engine
    GE Delivers First F-15EX Engine 19 September 2020
    GE Aviation delivered the first of 19 engines that will power the initial eight models of Boeing’s F-15EX advanced Eagle, which will begin combined developmental and operational tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., early next year, the company said Sept. 16. In June, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre (AFLCM) awarded GE Aviation a Lot 1 contract to produce 19 F110-GE-129 engines, including installs and spares and modernized engine monitoring system computers for the F-...
  • Light Reconnaissance Aircraft Delivery
    Light Reconnaissance Aircraft Delivery 11 August 2020
    Intelligence aircraft, developed from business jets and fixed-wing light aircraft, offer cost-effective solutions to users. The French defence procurement agency DGA announced the delivery of the first light intelligence aircraft on July 31. Within the scope of ALSR (Avions Légers de Surveillance et de Reconnaissance / Light Reconnaissance and Surveillance Aircraft) Program, Sabena and Thales were selected as the main contractors for the two ordered platforms in Jun...
  • Turkish Company to Procure Aircraft to US
    Turkish Company to Procure Aircraft to US 11 March 2020
    Sierra Nevada Corporation, which operating in the USA, will procure aircraft to the US Air Force. US Air Force has outperformed its decision phase in the ground attack aircraft procurement program. The long and tiring decision process of an aircraft has been winned by the A-29 Super Tucano, the platform proposed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation owned by the Özmen couple. Super Tucanos, which is in inventory of 14 countries, are powered by a Pratt & ...
  • USAF Publishes New Renderings of B-21 Raider
    USAF Publishes New Renderings of B-21 Raider 2 February 2020
    US Air Force shared new renderings of the B-21 Raider aircraft. Northrop Grumman’s stealth bomber B-21 will be the successor to the B-1B Lancer and also to the B-2 Spirit, the first bomber invisible to radars. Northrop Grumman won the competition in 2015 and will make a new flying wing that is expected to enter service in the middle of this decade. The jet is expected to fly in 2021, but the USAF does not reveal how many units will be ordered. In the image published ...
  • New Test Phase for F-35 Engines
    New Test Phase for F-35 Engines 28 January 2020
    The testing process has begun on F135 engines that power the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. As part of the process, which has been ongoing since June 2019, significant improvements will be made to the engine. According to the statement made by Pratt & Whitney, the process was carried out in the Arnold Engineering Development Center of the US Air Force. Within the scope of the studies, a new fan rotor was added to the F135 engines to increase efficiency and a trial phase was started...
  • Russia and Canada Become Partners
    Russia and Canada Become Partners 18 November 2019
    Russian Helicopters selected Pratt & Whitney's PW207V gas-turbine engines to power its VRT500 light helicopters at the Dubai Airshow. The PW207V from the PW200 engine family has been modernized for light helicopters; the engine has a maximum capacity of 700 HP. “Russian Helicopters have a successful experience of cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada and I am sure that VRT500 project shall strengthen the partnership between the companies,” noted Andrey Bogi...
  • F-35 Procure Request Approved
    F-35 Procure Request Approved 12 September 2019
    The US State Department approved Poland's request to procure the F-35 jet. The Polish Government, which wants to purchase 32 F-35s for about six and a half billion US Dollars, also requested the supply of 33 Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines. USA, after Turkey to suspend the F-35 program, was looking for a new buyer to sell platforms. Agreement with Poland emerged after this request. Poland also wants to purchase electronic warfare systems; command, control, communicat...
  • Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano
    Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano 21 August 2019
      A Ukrainian Air Force Delegation visited Brazil to study the possible purchase of the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano according to Brazil-based infodefensa.com. The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named A-29, is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano. The Super Tucano can be used for both the trainer role and as a light attack aircraft. The aircraft is powered by a 1,200 kW (...
  • Problems for F-35 in Turkey
    Problems for F-35 in Turkey 17 July 2019
      S-400 air defence systems that Turkey had purchased from Russia, arrived in Turkey. Missiles, which form the strike force of the system, are expected to arrive by navy soon. With these developments, Turkey, is progressing step by step in the supply route maps previously announced. In other side, the US, that openly opposed to Turkey to acquire these systems, and announced the roadmap as precaution. In the US’ roadmap, priority is given to F-35 aircraft. At pre...
  • Confusion on F-35
    Confusion on F-35 26 June 2019
    The US has released the F-35 roadmap, which is planned to be implemented as of July 31st. Turkey is a Level 3 Partner of F-35 Lightning II Program and Turkey's unwinding is confusing in both industry and operational areas. The United States, the main contractor of the program according to the roadmap, will follow these steps. Pilot and Maintainer Training There are currently 42 students attending F-35 training in the U.S. at Luke Air For...
  • Most F-35 Jets Resume Flights After Engine İnspections 17 October 2018
    More than 80 percent of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets have cleared engine inspections and are now approved for flights. Fallowing the F-35 crash on September 28th  , All F-35 fighter jets were grounded so that fuel tubes could be examined. The Pentagon said it is working closely with United Technologies Corp’s Pratt & Whitney, the maker of the F-35’s engine, to rapidly procure more parts to minimize the time it will take for remaining repairs.
  • Worldwide F-35 Fleet Grounded Temporarily
    Worldwide F-35 Fleet Grounded Temporarily 12 October 2018
    The worldwide fleet of F-35 Lightning II aircraft was grounded for inspections after a problem with the aircraft’s engine fuel tube was discovered, which is believed to be related to the first crash of the stealth fighter a few weeks ago. The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) requested on 10 October that the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps inspect the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney F135 turbofan before flying again. Some aircraft have already resumed flights after insp...
  • F-35C, Super Hornet Damaged During At-Sea Aerial Refuelling 6 September 2018
    An F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter flying from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was damaged during an aerial refuelling exercise, in the first major flight accident for the carrier version of the JSF. The engine of an F-35Cwas damaged while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on Aug. 22. Debris from an aerial refuelling basket was ingested into the F-35C’s engine intake, resulting in the damage, Naval Air Forces Atlantic spokesman Cmdr. Dave Hecht said on Tuesday.<...
  • Pratt & Whitney Proposes F-35 Engine Upgrade To Use Laser Weapon On Board
    Pratt & Whitney Proposes F-35 Engine Upgrade To Use Laser Weapon On Board 23 July 2018
    Pratt & Whitney has an upgrade offer to its proposed upgrade path for the F135 Joint Strike Fighter engine to include increased power following feedback on its initially proposed upgrade package from the F-35 Joint Program Office. Additional power will allow the use of directed energy weapons (Laser) and other advanced offensive and defensive systems and, if approved, would feature in an upgrade package called Growth Option 2.0 (GO2). Growth Option 1.0, which was discu...
  • UH-1Ns Close to Retirement
    UH-1Ns Close to Retirement 23 June 2018
    According to a statement made by the US Air Force (USAF), UH-1N utility helicopters in the USAF will be retired soon. UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters, which have been in different missions for 46 years, are deployed in seven different air bases in the US. The helicopters to replace the UH-1N have not yet been selected. The selection is to be completed within the year following completion of necessary analyzes and deliveries to be completed between 2020 and 2032. The UH-1N Twin Huey...
  • Pratt & Whitney wins2 billion $ deal for f-35 engines
    Pratt & Whitney wins2 billion $ deal for f-35 engines 3 June 2018
    US Department of Defence has awarded United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, $2 billion 16 million 115 thousand 217  for modification of engines in support of the F-35 Lightning II Low-Rate Initial Production Lot 11 aircraft. The award is for Lot 11 production propulsion systems to include 10 F135-PW-100 propulsions systems for the Navy; 51 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force; and 24 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. ...
  • Greenlight for Slovakia's F-16 Block 70 Request
    Greenlight for Slovakia's F-16 Block 70 Request 6 April 2018
    Slovakia requested 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration from the US under a Foreign Military Sales contract with an estimated cost of $2.91 billion. The Congress was notified of this possible sale on 3 April.  The country also requested up to 16 F-16 F110 General Electric or F100 Pratt & Whitney engines, 16 APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars, 16 LN260 EGI Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI) (MDE), 30 AIM-1...
  • Pratt & Whitney Wins $240 Million F-35 Engine Contract
    Pratt & Whitney Wins $240 Million F-35 Engine Contract 26 March 2018
    Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a $240 million contract for long-lead materials, parts, and components for 137 low rate initial Production Lot 12 F135 propulsion systems.  The contract includes 46 F135-PW-100s for the Air Force, 20 F135-PW-600s for the Marine Corps, four F135-PW-100s for the Navy, 63 F135-PW-100s and four F135-PW-600s for non-U.S. DoD participants and FMS customers.  The work under the contract is sche...
  • Logistics System Upgrade for F-35s
    Logistics System Upgrade for F-35s 20 March 2018
    A joint team consisting of Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce and the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) subject matter experts successfully completed the rollout of a major upgrade to the F-35’s fleet management system.  All F-35 operational bases around the globe were upgraded with the latest version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS version 2.0.2.4), which now integrates Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system for the first time...
  • F-35 Engine Life-cycle Tests Completed
    F-35 Engine Life-cycle Tests Completed 23 February 2018
    Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, which powers the F-35A aircraft, has completed the full lifecycle testing of its cold section in the United States.  The cold section, comprising of fan and compressor, was put through 9400 total accumulated cycles, which is the equivalent of about 14 years of operation or 2000 F-35 missions, Australian Department of Defence disclosed on 22 February.  Accelerated mission testing is conducted to test and validate ...
  • General Atomics To Collaborate With Boeing on MQ-25
    General Atomics To Collaborate With Boeing on MQ-25 14 February 2018
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) will collaborate with Boeing on US Navy's MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Carrier Aviation Air System (UCAAS) competition along with BAE Systems, United Technologies Corp, Pratt & Whitney, L3 Technologies, Rockwell Collins and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker. Pratt & Whitney will be providing the PW815 engine, while UTC provides landing gear for the UAS. GA-ASI’s platform will use L3 Technologies communication systems, B...
  • New Engine & Modernization to  B-52: $11,9 Billion
    New Engine & Modernization to B-52: $11,9 Billion 27 December 2017
    The US Air Force allocated a budget for its plans to modernize the iconic bomber of the Cold War era, B-52 Stratofortress. The B-52 performed its first flight on April 15th, 1952. B-52H model, the latest version of the aircraft, will benefit from the program. First, the engine which the 76 Boeing B-52H aircraft in the US Air Force inventory will be fitted with will be decided on. Instead of the 8 Pratt & Whitney TF33 turbofan engines providing the necessary power to the aircraft, 608 new ...
  • ‘Model 401’ Made First Flight
    ‘Model 401’ Made First Flight 12 October 2017
    Scaled Composites, a Northrop Grumman subsidiary, announced the first flight of its experimental aircraft Model 401 on 10 October. The company has built two Model 401 prototypes in service of an undisclosed customer “to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and to provide aircraft for research flight services to industry partners and the United States government. The two vehicles were designed to be identical in outer mold line and performance, with...
  • $90 Million Investment In Helos
    $90 Million Investment In Helos 2 October 2017
    Turkish aviation company Alp Aviation will open a new helicopter facility this week. Alp Aviation Helicopter Business Center, which will be carrying out a series of critical productions for Sikorsky helicopters within the scope of the Turkish General Purpose Helicopter Project (TGMHP), will be opened during a ceremony on 3 October. The company invested $90 million for the new facility.  11 thousand square meters plant in Eskişehir will produce gear and gearboxes, comp...
  • TAI Announcement 2 October 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has won the business from AIRBUS S.A.S. – the leading aircraft manufacturer, covering the Design, Build and Supply of “Pratt and Whitney (PW) Nacelle Fan Cowl” for the bestselling A320Neo Aircraft. The A320Neo family has two engine options, where TAI will supply the “Fan Cowls” of PW1100G-JM engines functioning to protect the jet engine from external impacts and completing the aircraft’s aerodynamic integri...
  • New Airbus Contract To TAI
    New Airbus Contract To TAI 2 October 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has won the business from AIRBUS S.A.S. covering the Design, Build and Supply of “Pratt and Whitney (PW) Nacelle Fan Cowl” for the company's A320Neo Aircraft. The A320Neo family has two engine options, where TAI will supply the “Fan Cowls” of PW1100G-JM engines functioning to protect the jet engine from external impacts and completing the aircraft’s aerodynamic integrity. According to the contract signed with...
  • Ukraine's New Aircraft In France
    Ukraine's New Aircraft In France 13 June 2017
    Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company Antonov will bring its newest aircraft An-132D to the International Paris Air Show “Le Bourget 2017”. During the exhibition demonstration flights of An-132D are planned, according to the state concern "UkrOboronProm"s (UOP's) press release. Antonov developed the aircraft in cooperation with various countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France. Turkey had also been invited t...
  • "Texan II" Choice for Border Control
    "Texan II" Choice for Border Control 27 April 2017
    Argentina has acquired Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II turboprop trainer and light-attack aircraft, announced on 25 April. Under $88.2 million contract covers four aircraft set to be delivered by 30 April 2018.  The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) statement said the purchase would revitalise Argentina's capability to train its pilots and fulfill border control missions, especially along its porous northern border. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68 tur...
  • B-52 Bomber Dropped Engine During Training
    B-52 Bomber Dropped Engine During Training 6 January 2017
    The US Air Force (USAF) revealed that on Wednesday, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber had dropped engine during training flight. Reportedly, the aircraft, powered by eight Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3/103 turbofan engine, had dropped one of its engines due to a yet-unknown reason, right after it took off from Minot Airbase. The parts of the engine was found approximately 46 km northeast of the airbase. The bomber landed safely thanks to its remaining seven engines. USAF stated that ...
  • New Contract for Airbus
    New Contract for Airbus 9 December 2016
    Airbus Defence and Space announced on 8 December that the Government of Canada has chosen the Airbus C295W for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Programme (FWSAR). Under the agreement, Royal Canadian Air Force will acquire 16 C295Ws, deliveries starting three years after contract award.  Airbus C295W is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G turboprop engines and features L3 Wescam electro-optical systems.
  • Additional Super Tucano Order by Afghanistan
    Additional Super Tucano Order by Afghanistan 11 October 2016
    Afghanistan is to purchase an additional four A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft under the previously signed contract for 20 platforms. Disclosed on 7 October, the Afghan Air Force’s (AAF) new order will be delivered within 18 to 20 months upon signing the contract. Embraer Defense & Security partnered with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for the production of first order and although the bid is open to other manufacturers, they will probably be the contracting party for the ad...
  • Tanker Doping to Arm Wrestling in Pasific
    Tanker Doping to Arm Wrestling in Pasific 22 September 2016
    Under the US Foreign Military Sales programme, Japan received approval of US State Department for the procurement of four KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft. Including one additional spare Pratt &Whitney PW4062 turbofan engine, the contract amount was estimated as $ 1.9 billion. The deal also covers AN/ARC-210 radios, APX-119 identification friend or foe transponders, repair parts, engineering, technical assistance, training resources, publications, depot maintenance, contractor representa...
  • UkrOboronProm : First An-132 May Hit the Skies In Autumn This Year
    UkrOboronProm : First An-132 May Hit the Skies In Autumn This Year 16 July 2016
    Ukranian Defence Company UkrOboronProm’s Director General Roman Romanov stated that country’s new aircraft AN-132 may conduct its maiden flight this autumn.  UkrOboronProm presented full-scale model of the multi-purpose transport aircraft An-132 programme at the Farnborugh  Air Show in UK and Director General Romanov stated there that airplane might be ready in record time to fly. Roman Romanov said, “AN-132D is the first global project of “Antonov” wit...
  • Production of Turkish F-35A has started
    Production of Turkish F-35A has started 30 June 2016
    First two Turkish F-35A aircrafts that Turkish Air Force expects to receive by 2018 are at construction phase now. JSF Program, being the largest ever defence acquisition program in history, was initiated by the U.S. Government to meet the new generation fighter aircraft requirements of the US Services beyond 2010. Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems were the leading companies on the program where Turkey joined the Concept Demonstration Phase (CDP) of the JSF Program in 1999, and s...
  • Pratt & Whitney will power up the B-21 10 March 2016
    The US Air Force has appointed the seven major subcontractors who will join Northrop Grumman as part of the study and development of the bomber B-21 or B-LRS. The B-21 will be powered by Pratt & Whitney. General Electric had supplied the F-118 engines powering the B-2 in the past. 
  • Alp Aviation Press Release 19 June 2015
    ALP AVIATION SIGNS $480 MILLION LONG-TERM AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE MACHINED PARTS FOR PRATT & WHITNEY’S PUREPOWER® ENGINE FAMILY Paris Air Show – Le Bourget , June 17, 2015 – Alp Aviation signed an eleven-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, potentially worth approximately $480 million, including raw material input costs. Under this agreement, ALP will provide large and small machined parts for the PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Region...