The F-22 Raptor Performance-Based Logistics Team, comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and the Boeing Company, was recently awarded the 2014 Performance-Based Logistics System Level Award by the secretary of defense. The F-22 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F119 engines.
These awards are a joint development by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Defense Acquisition University and the Aerospace Industries Association, and acknowledge outstanding government-industry partnerships at the system, subsystem and component level. Performance-Based Logistics is a logistics discipline that focuses on performance and capability rather than product or service alone.
"The commander of Air Combat Command has stated that F-22 supply performance is the best in the command for fighter programs," said the event emcee.
"The Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney and Boeing partnership team provided overall savings to the government of $20 million for basic operations and maintenance activities in 2013 while reducing flying hour cost," the emcee continued. "In addition to the cost savings, the F-22 fleet mission capable rate reached a new record high in 2013, averaging 71.1 percent, as did the fleet aircraft availability rate, which averaged 61.9 percent."
"The fifth-generation stealth fighter technologies make the Raptor untouchable in the skies and are only possible because of the efforts of this world-class team implementing an innovative PBL strategy that delivers exceptional warfighter capability," she said.
"We're proud of having been part of this program for the last several years, and we look forward to evolving it further to offer the next generation of sustainment," said Mark Buongiorno, director, Military Business Development and Aftermarket Services, Pratt & Whitney.