In 2018, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, awarded a new contract to KMWE Group to manufacture F135 engine Nozzle fabrications. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Recently, KMWE Group delivered the first part.
F135 NOZZLE PARTNER
KMWE Aero Engine has been manufacturing the complex fabrications for the nozzle of the F16 Fighting Falcon since 1976. In 2018, Pratt & Whitney awarded a new contract to manufacture engine nozzle fabrications for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Partly thanks to this contract, KMWE Group became a key F135 nozzle partner.
Recently, KMWE Aero Engine has submitted the first part for the nozzle of the F135 to Pratt & Whitney. In total, at least 5000 parts of this type will be delivered to P&W in the next five years. The exhaust nozzle components are complex sheet metal parts that have to undergo a large number of machining steps.
This first delivery is a great milestone after an intensive process between KMWE Aero Engine and Pratt & Whitney. In the upcoming period, the KMWE team will be working hard on the introduction of another five exhaust parts for the F135.