Pratt & Whitney, Multicut A/S sign long term agreement for F135 components

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, said it has awarded a contract to Multicut A/S to manufacture F135 engine components.

The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

Multicut A/S, a precision component manufacturer located in Vildjberg, Denmark, has received this award for F135 engine components. This 10-year long term procurement agreement signals the beginning of a relationship between Pratt & Whitney and Multicut and positions Multicut well for follow on F135 opportunities of increasing value.

Should it be selected, the F-35 will replace Denmark´s aging F-16 aircraft with an affordable, sustainable, and highly capable fifth-generation aircraft. The F-35 program includes partners from nine countries — Australia, Italy, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States — as well as three foreign military sales customers — Israel, Japan and South Korea

Multicut A/S has a modern factory delivering complex machined parts and subassemblies. It uses state-of-the-art production equipment in its Lean manufacturing facility — including 9-axis mill-turn machine tools, as well as 5-axis vertical and 4-axis horizontal computer numerical controlled machines networked with robotic material handling systems.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.