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).