FARNBOROUGH — Cutbacks in F-35 procurement and the termination of the F-22 will lead to a 30% decrease next year in Pratt & Whitney’s production of fifth-generation combat engines, seriously challenging cost-reduction goals for the Joint Strike Fighter’s F135 powerplant. “Our volume is coming down even as we continue to make great progress on the war on cost,” says Pratt & Whitney Military Engines President Bennett Croswell. The unit cost for the ...
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