For Immediate Release
September 9, 2020
Brighton Cromwell is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with Pratt & Whitney to supply the TF33 engine with parts, solving a critical obsolescence issue for the US Air Force, as well as other military applications.
‘’We could not have done this without the help of the DLA’s Research and Development Small Business Innovation Program, especially the manager of that program, Denise Price. She has been instrumental in making sure that we had all of the technical specs, standards, rules, and regulations to properly get these parts into manufacturing as cost-effectively and quickly as possible, so we could keep the warfighters supplied and Mission Ready !,’’ said Damon Johnston, VP of Engineering at Brighton Cromwell.
‘’From our perspective, we knew that Brighton Cromwell, with its deep legacy in supplying military parts and product obsolescence, especially on a rapid production basis was the right partner for us,’’ added Denise Price, Small Business Innovation Program manager with DLA Research and Development.
First flown 60 years ago, more than 1,000 engines are still in service today with the U.S. Air Force and other customers around the world. Powering all of the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers and E-3 AWACS aircraft, Pratt & Whitney’s TF33 engines have flown more than 72 million flight hours over the last six decades. The B52 is slated to stay in service until 2045. Although the B-52 isn’t the only aircraft that uses the TF33, it is the one that will use it the longest, according to Aviation’s B-52 Weapons System Manager Alonzo Miller, B-52 Bomber – Weapon Systems Program Manager (WSPM).
‘’The combination of Brighton Cromwell and Pratt & Whitney’s intellectual capital can really make a positive impact on the support and service we can provide to the Air Force, and other military and commercial users of the TF-33, which is a mission-critical engine,’’ asserted Rob Van Etten, President & CEO of Brighton Cromwell.
More great news to come….congratulations to Brighton Cromwell and Pratt & Whitney.