This DoD IG report is based on their audit in November of 2014. Since then, P&W has worked aggressively to address the DoD IG's findings and corrective actions. This was an audit of P&W's quality system and F135 contractual adherence, not an audit of F135 product quality. None of these findings had any impact on the product performance. None of the findings has, or would have, affected the operational fleet, safety or mission capability of the aircraft or the F135 engine. As of mid-April, P&W has already implemented approximately 60 percent of our identified corrective actions, and all but one are scheduled to be completed by July.
P&W has a world class quality management system that produces the safest and most reliable engines in industry, but we are still committed to continuous improvement. Managing risk to ensure fleet safety, quality within our shops and quality in our supply base are a top priority for Pratt & Whitney and we strive every day to deliver it. Our commitment is to provide the safest and highest quality product to the warfighter, as it has been for the last 90 years.