Pratt amp Whitney will manage material forecasting item repair management and provisioning of operational intermediate and depotlevel spare parts for all of the F100PW229 engines powering the Israeli Air Forcersquos fleet of F15I and F16I aircraft

Pratt & Whitney will manage material forecasting, item repair management and provisioning of operational, intermediate, and depot-level spare parts for all of the F100-PW-229 engines powering the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of F-15I and F-16I aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney in Extended Maintenance Program for Israeli Fighter Jets

“Unprecedented” 15-year fleet management program for IAF’s F100-PW-229 engines “100% daily propulsion readiness” F100-PW-229 afterburning turbofan engines Starting January 1, 2016

Pratt & Whitney agreed to 15-year, fixed-price fleet management program (FMP) with the Israeli Ministry of Defense, providing “100% daily propulsion readiness” for the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of F-15I and F-16I aircraft. The coverage will begin January 1, 2016, and P&W will manage material forecasting, item repair management and provisioning of operational, intermediate and depot-level spare parts for all of the IAF's F100-PW-229 engines.

The F100-PW-229 is an afterburning turbofan engine used by air forces around the world to power fighter aircraft.

The F-15I is a variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle multipurpose strike fighter, developed by McDonnell Douglas and built now by Boeing, and customized for the IAF as a dual-seat ground attack aircraft powered by two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines.

The F-16I is the IAF’s customized variant of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, built now by Lockheed Martin. It is a single-engine multipurpose fighter.

"The Israeli Air Force and Israeli Ministry of Defense have enjoyed a decades-long relationship with Pratt & Whitney, over which time they have earned our confidence and trust," stated Aharon Marmarosh, director of the Israel Mission to the United States. "Because of Pratt & Whitney's expertise and track record of high-performance on our prior material management program, we felt confident in working with them on a full 15-year FMP program."

The length of the agreement, which Pratt & Whitney described as “unprecedented” for an FMP, will provide efficiency and cost savings while ensuring daily readiness for the customer.  This will be the longest, most comprehensive performance-based logistics contract yet implemented for a Pratt & Whitney fighter engine to date.

"This contract sets a new benchmark for our military customers," stated Bennett Croswell, president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.

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