HABCO Enters License Agreement to Supply Tooling for Legacy Pratt & Whitney Engines

HABCO Industries has entered into a license agreement with Pratt & Whitney to be the exclusive designated service supplier for commercial tooling in support for Pratt & Whitney legacy engine programs. The agreement covers current Pratt & Whitney commercial engines in operation, including the JT3D, JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000 and PW6000 engines.

“HABCO has demonstrated the quality that we are looking for in a strategic sourcing resource of tools and tooling solutions,” said Rick Pianka, general manager – Commercial Engines Global Procurement & Licensing, Pratt & Whitney. “They proved their capabilities and credentials through a vigorous vetting program. HABCO has achieved UTC Supplier Gold status, which is United Technologies’ highest supplier rating. The company also is an AS9100 certified facility with a commitment to great quality and rapid response. We’re confident that HABCO has the right programs and people in place to make this transition seamless for our customers.”

Located in Glastonbury, Conn., HABCO has supplied product solutions to the aviation industry for more than 40 years. The company’s product offerings include a comprehensive portfolio of support and test equipment.

“Countless airlines have always relied upon HABCO throughout the years to deliver support and test equipment to assure their assets remain in revenue service. The license agreement with Pratt & Whitney is a further commitment to delivering on this capability. We’ve aligned the company both internally and externally to ensure that Pratt & Whitney airline customers receive the engine tool support to which they are accustomed. It is a responsibility that we take seriously,” remarked Jeff Kretzmer, vice president of Marketing and Sales for HABCO.

Beginning second quarter of 2015, all new orders for commercial tooling to support Pratt & Whitney legacy engines were transitioned to the responsibility of HABCO Industries. Customers were alerted to the change by Pratt & Whitney through a service letter.

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