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GKN Aerospace to provide F135 engine components

21st November 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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GKN Aerospace Norway has been selected by Pratt & Whitney for the production of diffuser cases, low pressure turbine cases and shafts for the F135 engine.

The engines will power the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. The $66 million, eight-year agreement also includes an extension for the supply of several shafts for Pratt & Whitney’s F100, JT8D and FT8 engines.

Peter Hjortsberg, president of GKN Aerospace Engine Systems in Norway, said: ‘We are very proud to have entered into this contract, with our long term important customer Pratt & Whitney.

‘This multi-year agreement is a great base for continued cooperation and will be benefical for all parties involved. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with Pratt &Whitney and to work together as one excellent team.’

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