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Pratt & Whitney's receives $336 Million support contract

January 7, 2004 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Pratt & Whitney's (P&W) Military Aftermarket Services (MAS) group received a follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide overhaul and repair support, including contractor furnished material, for their fleet of F100-PW-229 engines powering F-15E and F-16C/D fighters.
The USAF Total Systems Support II (TSS II) contract deliveries begin in 2004. The contract is an indefinite-quantity type contract with the potential for orders up to a value of $166 million to cover activities for the first two years of performance; there are also four one-year options that, if exercised, would bring the total potential contract value to $336 million. The overhaul work will be performed by P&W MAS' San Antonio Engine Center in Texas; various other P&W facilities around the United States will perform all other activities related to the contract.

TSS II, as well as its predecessor TSS I contract, requires P&W to not only provide overhaul and repair services for the -229 engines, it also requires the company to manage a full range of related services that are not typically performed by contractors. These activities include spare part replacement, materials forecasting, and engine pick-up and delivery. Turn- around times are aggressive, requiring P&W and the USAF to work closely together to forecast needs based upon field usage.