Pratt & Whitney to Pay for F-35B’s Grounding, Executive Says
June 17, 2013
United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit and its subcontractors will pay the entire cost of grounding the Pentagon’s F-35B fighters in January because of a propulsion-system flaw, the unit’s top official said.
“Pratt and the propulsion contractor team is paying,” Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines unit, said in an e-mailed statement. Pratt & Whitney spokesman Matthew Bates said the company won’t disclose the cost.