Pratt & Whitney is expanding its Military Aftermarket Services in Oklahoma.
The company will make a multimillion-dollar investment to upgrade existing facilities, supporting sustainment operations at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex based at Tinker Air Force Base. The expansion will create more than 100 jobs over the next several years.
“Pratt & Whitney has a long-standing partnership with Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, Pratt & Whitney’s vice president for military engines sustainment operations. “This expansion gives us access to a talented workforce which will help us to continue to deliver on customer commitments. Oklahoma City has been a great municipal partner and we are pleased to grow our operations here.”
“Aerospace has a $44 billion impact on our state, and we are working to further strengthen and grow this industry,” said Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. “As the site of the largest air depot in the U.S. Department of Defense, Oklahoma is a natural fit for companies like Pratt & Whitney.”
Pratt & Whitney’s presence in Oklahoma City has grown ten-fold over the past fifteen years, as sustainment operations at Tinker Air Force Base have grown to support more than a dozen engine types, including Pratt & Whitney military engines such as the F135, F119, and F117. The expansion is also expected to meet the depot-level maintenance demands of the F135 engine fleet, which is expected to double in the next three years