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Meggitt signs supply agreement for composite components for F135, F119 engines

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The company has signed a long term contract with Pratt & Whitney to supply advanced composite components for the F119 and F135 engines which power the F-22 and F-35 aircraft.

Meggitt PLC (Bournemouth Airport‎, Dorset, UK), international company specializing in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defense and energy markets, announced Jan. 21 it has signed a long term agreement with Pratt & Whitney to continue the supply of advanced composite components for the F119 and F135 engines which power the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

The 10 year global agreement is valued at around $750 million and extends Meggitt’s existing relationship with Pratt & Whitney in the supply of advanced engine composites for military and civil engine applications.

Meggitt chief executive, Tony Wood, says, “Meggitt is delighted to be working with Pratt & Whitney through this ground-breaking 10 year agreement in support of the F135 and F119 engine programs. These components will be produced in our new state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, Calif. [U.S.], which opened in August 2018 to support the rapid growth in demand for advanced engine composite components across the aerospace industry.”

Ruben Harris, vice president, Global Supply Chain, Pratt & Whitney adds, “We are proud to sign this agreement with Meggitt. Meggitt is a critical supplier for our fourth and fifth generation fighter engine programs, and we value the long standing relationship.”