Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India
Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US Government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will take delivery of its first C-17s in mid-2013.
“Pratt & Whitney is pleased to deliver the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force’s C-17 programme,” said Bev Deachin, Vice President, Military Programs and Customer Support, Pratt & Whitney. “We look forward to a continued partnership with India as we complete the remaining F117 engines to fulfill this contract.”