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Pratt & Whitney Produces The Final C-17 Engine After A 30 Year Run

All good things come to an end. In this case, Pratt & Whitney’s F117 engine program just wrapped up a successful run. In a ceremony, Pratt and Whitney handed over the final production jet engine. Over the course of the program, they delivered 1,313 engines to the USAF and it’s allied partners. All engines fly on the Boeing C-17 aircraft. The engine is a derivative of the PW2040 model that powered the commercial 757 aircraft. The F117 engine is a derated version of the PW2040.

As part of the commemoration of the event, Pratt and Whitney produced this video and shared it on their Facebook page.

Pratt & Whitney's F117: The Last Engine

The F117-powered C-17 always goes where it is supposed to go, when it is supposed to go, and the pilots and crew know they can do their job without ever having to worry about the engine. #FinalF117 #C17

Posted by Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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