The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has agreed to a four-year contract agreement with Pratt & Whitney for a performance-based Material Management Program (MMP) to support the Royal Norwegian Air Force's F100-PW-220E engine fleet. The contract supports material forecasting, item repair management and provisioning of operational, intermediate, and depot-level spare parts. This marks the second MMP deal Pratt & Whitney has signed with the NDLO, and it is structured to support Norway's F-16 fleet readiness objectives for the next four years. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
"This agreement builds on a strong 30-year relationship Pratt & Whitney has with the Royal Norwegian Air Force on the F100 engine powering their F-16 fighters," said Howie Chandler, vice president, Military Business Development and International Programs, Pratt & Whitney. "We are pleased to continue supporting and providing services with this follow-on Material Management Program award."
"We've had quite a good improvement in available serviceable engines since the beginning of the program," said Lt. Col. Jorn Hoelsaether, F-16 maintenance commander, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization. "This program has resulted in an increased mission availability rate and supports my ability to reach the annual flying hour goal of the Norwegian Air Force."
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Oct 10, 2013