[Avionics Today 10-03-2014] At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, the company announced it has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spending of $16 billion to support the company's expected production increase. The agreements will help the company increase capacity as it prepares to more than double engine production over the next decade.
The suppliers will provide key parts and components for all Pratt & Whitney products, including the PurePower engine family to the F135 military engine to auxiliary power units.
"At Pratt & Whitney, and across UTC's aerospace companies, we are increasing capacity across our operations and supply chain to prepare for large volumes of commercial and military aircraft systems and engines," said Sergio Loureiro, vice president of strategic sourcing at Pratt & Whitney.