July 11, 2005, Volvo Aero Norway has today entered an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to produce the intermediate case for the F135 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. This component will be produced in addition to the low-pressure turbine (LPT) shaft, which Volvo Aero Norway already produces for the F135 engine.
This is a highly important milestone for Volvo Aero Norway. With this agreement, the company gains a significant foothold in one of the most important military engine programs for many years. The production of the intermediate case strengthens the company’s position within its strategic product areas. The first parts are to be delivered in 2007.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is expected to become one of the dominant fighter aircraft of the coming decades and sales of more than 5,000 aircraft are forecast. The aircraft will be certified with two engines, the Pratt & Whitney F135 and the General Electric F136.
Odd Tore Kurverud
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