Pratt & Whitney Breaks Ground on Oklahoma Military Aircraft Plant

Pratt & Whitney had a groundbreaking ceremony today in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for its new 845,000 square foot complex. Pratt & Whitney is investing $255 million in the new facility as part of the project announced in March. It will serve as a hub for depot support for Pratt & Whitney military engines maintained at Tinker Air Force Base and other depot locations.

Representatives from Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04), Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-05), Sec. John Nash, Councilman Todd Stone, and representatives from Sen. James Lankford’s, Sen. Markwayne Mullin’s, Gov. Kevin Stitt’s, and Mayor David Holt’s offices attended the groundbreaking event.

Pratt & Whitney has had a long history in Oklahoma City, dating back to the 1940s, when the Army created a depot for the C-47 Skytrain and its R-1830 Twin Wasp engines. Today, Oklahoma City is at the centre of Pratt & Whitney’s global sustainment network and plays a crucial role in several of the company’s most important military engine programmes, with the F117, F119, and F135 Heavy Maintenance Centres attaining record output in 2022.

Once completed, the new Pratt & Whitney Oklahoma City facility will boost the company’s present sustainment capacity in Oklahoma City while merging six existing facilities into two locations: the new Pratt & Whitney Oklahoma City complex and Tinker Air Force Base’s Air Logistics Complex.

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