Pratt & Whitney to deliver final F117 engine to US Air Force

Pratt & Whitney will deliver the final production F117 engine to the US Air Force for its C-17 Globemaster III fleet later this month, the company said.

Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

Pratt & Whitney´s F117 engine is a member of the company´s PW2000 family of commercial engines, known for powering the Boeing 757. Four F117 engines power the C-17, and each engine is rated at 40,440 pounds of thrust which enables the aircraft to carry a payload of 164,900 pounds and fly 2,400 nautical miles without refueling.

The F117 engine first entered service in 1993.

Pratt & Whitney makes 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.