Professor David Cadden: Pratt & Whitney’s $1.1 billion Pentagon deal represents a positive step for the entire F-35 program

Professor David Cadden

Professor David Cadden

David Cadden, a professor in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department in the School of Business and Engineering at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss Pratt & Whitney signing a $1.1 billion engine order with the Pentagon.

“This is excellent news for Pratt & Whitney, not so much as the award of the contract, but the posted cost savings per engine,” Cadden said. “This represents a very positive step for the entire F-35 program. Pratt & Whitney appears to be hitting the learning curve. One can only hope that the problems with Congress don’t lead to a cut in projected production volumes. Military contracts of this size are one of the few areas where a cut in volume can actually lead to a rise in the overall cost.”

To schedule an interview with Cadden, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).


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