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Aerospace Ground Support

C-17 Engine Cradle (ETU-117/E)

NSN:  1730-01-250-9737

P/N:  17G230005-1

The engine cradle is designed to secure a Pratt and Whitney PW2040 turbofan engine (military designation F117-PW-100) to various ground support trailers for installation, removal and transport.

It is designed to fit on I-beam rails used on engine transport and engine positioning trailers.

Pictured left is an engine cradle being pushed into place on a PT90 Engine Positioning Trailer prior to an engine change-out on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.  The US Air Force photo was taken by SSgt Sheila deVera.  The airmen shown are from the 8th Expeditionary Mobility Squadron.