Boeing announced on Sept. 18 it will complete production of the C-17 Globemaster III and close the C-17 final assembly in Long Beach, Calif., in 2015. Each C-17 aircraft is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines.
Pratt & Whitney will continue delivering spare F117 engines to the U.S. Air Force and production and spare engines to international customers, including India's order for 10 C-17s through 2015. In addition, Pratt & Whitney will continue after-delivery support of the worldwide F117 engine fleet as part of the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) Performance-Based Logistics agreement.
Pratt & Whitney is proud to play a role on the program and look forward to continuing to work closely with Boeing and the Air Force to support the program and continue delivering engines to support the remaining aircraft builds.
The F117 engine first entered service in 1993 and is a member of Pratt & Whitney's PW2000 family of commercial engines. With more than 10 million hours of proven military service and 50 million hours in commercial use, the F117/PW2040 has consistently proven itself as a world-class dependable engine.