Pratt matters

  • 30-Jun-2008 09:44 EDT

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue business opportunities in the European UAV market. Under the five-year agreement, P&WC and MTU will cooperate in positioning themselves for participation in future European UAV programs. This follows an announcement that Pratt & Whitney, in a joint venture with Seven Q Seven, has signed a $210 million contract with Northrop Grumman to initiate the re-engining of the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will be responsible for delivering the JT8D-219 engines and Seven Q Seven will supply the propulsion nacelle system, which includes the struts, cowl doors, inlets, reversers, and systems, in collaboration with its key suppliers: Goodrich Corp.’s Aerostructures team and The Nordam Group.

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