Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, as the baseline engine source for 767 Global Tanker Transport Aircraft Programs. As a result, Pratt & Whitney's PW4062 engine will be the standard production engine offering for all future 767 Tanker Programs, both domestic and international.
Pratt & Whitney's engine, qualified for the 767 commercial series aircraft, was selected based on a best-value evaluation criteria, including engine performance, pricing considerations, management, and quality and schedule history. Pratt & Whitney has also been selected as the 767 Tanker engine provider based on their investment in the core tanker development program.
"Pratt & Whitney is a strong addition to the premier team of supplier partners on the program," said Bob Gower, vice president of 767 Tanker Programs, part of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. "Boeing has always been focused on adding to our unmatched tanker expertise in order to provide the highest capability, lowest risk and best value for all of our customers. With the PW4062 engine and the superior business arrangement, Pratt & Whitney has demonstrated they belong on this world-class team."
Commercially launched in February 2001, the 767 Tanker Transport is the right-sized aircraft for tanker missions around the globe and brings the unmatched aerial-refueling expertise of Boeing, which has produced almost 2,000 tanker aircraft and virtually every air-refueling boom ever made.
The 767 Tanker Transport aircraft is currently in production for Italy and Japan. Boeing projects a strong market for 767 Tanker Transport as a high-performance and affordable replacement for the aging fleet of tankers that exists around the globe.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $27 billion business. It provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in launch services.