India Receives First P&W-Powered C-17 Aircraft

Issue 45

India recently received its first C-17 Globemaster III, powered exclusively by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. India is slated to receive a total of 10 C-17s by 2014 and plans to use the planes to quickly move material and troops. The Indian Air Force received the C-17 during a ceremony at Boeing’s final assembly site in Long Beach, Calif., on June 11.

Pratt & Whitney has delivered 24 F117 engines so far to Boeing to power the fleet of C-17 aircraft for India. “We are proud to power the C-17s being purchased by India,” said Bev Deachin, vice president, Military Programs and Customer Support at Pratt & Whitney. “We are confident the Indian Air Force will benefit from our world-class F117 engines supporting the C-17’s outstanding airlift capabilities. I congratulate and thank our employees for producing and delivering these engines.