December 12, 2013
Pratt & Whitney opens new F100 engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Ga.
Pratt & Whitney has opened its new F100 engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Ga. The new 105,000-ft² facility enhances Pratt & Whitney’s capacity to service engines that power F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force and international military customers. Pratt & Whitney, the Development Authority of Columbus and Western Devcon Inc. worked together to develop, design and build the new facility. In April 2013, Pratt & Whitney announced it would move the majority of the F100 engine overhaul work performed at its San Antonio Engine Center to Columbus. Construction on the new facility began in July, with employees scheduled to begin performing F100 engine overhauls in the first quarter of 2014.