Engine maker P&W wants 30-year suppliers

Apr 25, 2012 | 10:58 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Pratt & Whitney, Bill Reid, United Technologoes, aerospace, engines, raw materials, Thorsten Schier

PITTSBURGH — Engine maker Pratt & Whitney is driving for the long haul on raw material supply, looking to secure more longer-term contracts for purchased inputs.

"Pratt & Whitney is going to put ‘long’ back into long-term agreements. We’re not going to do two-, three-, four-, five-year agreements anymore. We will do 10-year agreements, we will do 20-year agreements," Bill Reid, value stream manager of forgings and mill products for the East Hartford, Conn.-based division of United Technologies Corp., said at AMM’s 6th Annual Aerospace Materials Conference in....

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