Press Release: Delta Signs $50 Million Exclusive JT8D Engine Parts AgreementEAST HARTFORD, Conn.
, Jan. 12
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), signed a long-term JT8D-219 engine parts agreement with Delta Air Lines. Under the agreement, Pratt & Whitney will be the exclusive supplier of most JT8D-219 material including compressor and turbine blades and vanes for Delta. Pratt & Whitney also will stock the parts in an on-site consignment warehouse within the Delta TechOps facility in Atlanta
."Pratt & Whitney is committed to being a leader in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and we continue to explore together new and innovative ways to reduce our total cost within the supply chain," said Jason Adams
, general manager, Supply Chain, Delta Air Lines. "Additionally, we were able to conclude this deal in a very short timeframe untypical of our industry for programs of this magnitude." "Pratt & Whitney's material management model, based on establishing predictable and stable maintenance costs and offering very high service level guarantees, was key to winning this agreement," said Jill Albertelli
, vice president, Materials Management, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Delta, one of the largest JT8D-219 operators. This competitively won deal is a testimony of the strong commitment that we as an OEMRO(R) have for our customers."Pratt & Whitney has more than 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Pratt & Whitney is also a leading partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is in service on the Airbus A380.Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn.
, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.
Katy Padgett Matthew Perra Commercial Engines & Global Services Pratt & Whitney +1.860.565.3433 +1.860.565.8938 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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