Levett Engineering has delivered its first engine components that will be installed into the F-35 Lightning’s Pratt & Whitney F135 engine.
Levett Engineering, a precision component manufacturer located in Adelaide was awarded a contract in 2008 to manufacture second and third-stage turbine vane tubes and covers for the F135 engine.
“We have a truly global supply chain strategy for the F135 engine, and Levett Engineering is a key supplier for the program in Australia,” said Howie Chandler, vice president, Military Engines, Business Development at Pratt & Whitney. “The success of the F135 program relies on companies like Levett Engineering to provide high quality products at competitive prices.”
“Our contribution to the F135 engine helps ensure jobs and technology-know how remain an essential part of our local industry, and a key support to the needs of the Australian Defence Force,” said Paul Levett, managing director, Levett Engineering.