Levett delivers first F135 components

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 28, 2013
A file image of an F135 under test. (P&W)

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.”

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“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.

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