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Levett to make more P&W F135 engine parts

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 26, 2015

Pratt & Whitney has issued a purchase order to South Australian firm Levett Engineering to make F135 engine components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

The purchase order covers the manufacture, development and delivery of F135 engine main bearing housings, supports and oil flow manifolds for the global JSF engine fleet.

Vice-president military engines and business Howie Chandler says: “Levett competed and succeeded on a global stage at providing a best value manufacturing solution for the F135 engine and the F-35 program.”

Managing director Levett Engineering Paul Levett adds: “This purchase order significantly expands the work scope we currently have with Pratt & Whitney and is especially important to Levett as a small-medium enterprise in Australia.”

Levett Engineering has been supplying second- and third-stage turbine vane transfer tubes for the F135 since 2009, and this new purchase order doubles the number of components to be supplied by the company to Pratt & Whitney.

Comments (2)

  • John Cox


    I hope the South Australian Government takes note ,and thinks long and hard about there insistance of building Submarines in SA..
    A Japanes built Sub will come on stream in less time with the distinct posability of American equipment having to be installed in SA.,
    If we can buy and ,modify in Australia for the RAAF,with great results ,we must be able to do this for the Navy.

  • Raymond


    The wisdom and foresight of the Howard Government in signing up to the F-35, particularly in the face of criticism and opposition, continues to bear fruit and gather pace. Australia’s acquisition of, and participation in, the F-35 will prove to be a very smart move and both the RAAF and Australian industry will reap the benefits for many years to come.

    It may not be viable to build fighter aircraft in Australia, however we can become integrated into global supply chains, for example like Levett here with an aircraft build numbered in the thousands. Congratulations.

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