Pratt & Whitney recently announced an expansion of its military aftermarket services in Oklahoma. The company plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment to upgrade its existing facilities, supporting sustainment operations at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex based at Tinker Air Force Base. This expansion will create more than 100 jobs over the next several years.
“Pratt & Whitney has a long-standing partnership with Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, Pratt & Whitney’s vice president for military engines sustainment operations. “This expansion gives us access to a talented workforce which will help us to continue to deliver on customer commitments. Oklahoma City has been a great municipal partner, and we are pleased to grow our operations here.”
Pratt & Whitney’s presence in Oklahoma City has grown over the past 15 years, as sustainment operations at Tinker Air Force Base have increased to support more than a dozen engine types. This latest expansion will help meet the depot-level maintenance demands of the F135 engine fleet, which is expected to double in the next three years.
The partnership with Tinker’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex enables Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force to perform depot maintenance on F117, F119 and F135 engines, in addition to special technology coatings operations. Under the partnership arrangement, Pratt & Whitney provides the overall management, technical support and materials management, while the Air Force provides capable mechanics and extensive back shop capabilities.
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