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PRATT & WHITNEY NEWS

April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Leadership, Featured

Cannon Encourages Young Engineers to Develop Skills, Seek Mentors

An engineering education can be the foundation for a technical career or a path to leadership in high-tech companies, Mary Anne Cannon told hundreds of collegiate and professional members of the Society of Women Engineers at a recent regional conference. … See more

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Military Engines, Featured

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Wins Prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), which is powered by Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine, has been named the winner of the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association. … See more

Monday, April 7, 2014
Quality, Featured

Quality Scholarship Students Talk About P&W's People, Pride and Power

Pratt & Whitney and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their partnership on a Quality Scholarship Program. … See more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
History, Featured

This Day in History: Pratt & Whitney Powers F9F-6 Cougars on Record Breaking Flight

Pratt & Whitney J48 jet engines broke records 60 years ago when they powered three Grumman F9F-6 Cougars from San Diego to New York. … See more

March 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Republic of Korea Selection of F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea has formally selected the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, powered by the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, for its F-X fighter acquisition program. … See more

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Hosts Special Olympics Floor Hockey Competition

Fulfilling their philanthropic mission to support non-profit organizations in their goals, Pratt & Whitney was once again sponsor and host to the floor hockey competition of the 32nd annual Special Olympics Winter Games. … See more

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Military

Military Engines Chamberlain Award: Nomination Period Now Open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 20th annual William G. Chamberlain Military Customer Service Award. … See more

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Donates to 'Outdoors Again' Wheelchair Park Project

In 2012, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick was invited to participate in a golf tournament sponsored by Howe & Howe Technologies in Waterboro, Maine. Howe & Howe Technologies organized this first annual tournament to raise funds for their Outdoors Again project. … See more

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Engineering, National Engineers Week

Pratt & Whitney Engineers Help Communities Meet Their Basic Needs through 'Engineers Without Borders'

Pratt & Whitney employees, through their involvement in Engineers Without Borders, are helping communities meet their basic needs and improve quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. … See more

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Engineering, National Engineers Week

Five Pratt & Whitney Employees Win 'Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards'

The Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., recently hosted the Manufacturing Institute's Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards dinner reception, where 160 honorees from more than 110 companies were recognized for their excellence and leadership, representing all levels of the manufacturing industry. … See more

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Engineering, National Engineers Week

P&W Engineer Ebad Jahangir Named AIAA Associate Fellow

For his "notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics", Pratt & Whitney's Dr. Ebad Jahangir, discipline chief, Systems Integration, Propulsion Systems Analysis was elected an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). … See more

Monday, February 10, 2014
History, Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney's JT8D Engine Turns Half a Century Old

Pratt & Whitney's JT8D engine, an icon of aviation history, celebrates 50 years of dependable service this month, making it one of the most successful gas turbine engines in history. … See more

Friday, February 7, 2014
History, Commercial Engines

50 Years Ago, Pratt & Whitney Engines Helped Bring Beatles to U.S.

Four dependable Pratt & Whitney engines powered the flight that brought the British Invasion to America. Fifty years ago today, Pratt & Whitney JT4A engines provided the power as The Beatles traveled to New York aboard a Boeing 707-300 bound for their first live television and concert appearances in the U.S. … See more

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Diversity

UTC Recognized by Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association

At a recent ceremony, United Technologies was recognized by the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) with a "Corporate Award" for outstanding support of legal diversity events and initiatives. Joe Santos, vice president and general counsel, Pratt & Whitney, accepted the award on UTC's behalf. … See more

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center Gives to Community During the Holidays

Charitable giving provides the lifeblood that allows countless organizations to continue to carry out their work, and Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center in Georgia certainly went above and beyond this past December as they jumped into several projects that made the holidays brighter for a number of people. … See more

Monday, February 3, 2014
Singapore Air Show

Pratt & Whitney Media Events at the Singapore Air Show

Pratt & Whitney will announce new business and brief media on the PurePower® engine program during the 2014 Singapore Air Show. … See more

January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Community, History

Pratt & Whitney Artifact Rediscovered During Library Renovations

While moving artifacts out of the Raymond Public Library to prepare for renovations, workers discovered an old shovel hidden in a closet behind books. The shovel was a surprising and valued find once it was determined that it was used at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft factory on July 16, 1929. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Contributes $125,000 Toward Goodwin College CPT Manufacturing Program

Joe Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney's vice president of Manufacturing, presented a check for $125,000 to Goodwin College officials at a ceremony held at the River Street campus in East Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 17. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

P&W North Berwick Supports 'Wreaths Across America'

Mike Papp, general manager for Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center, recently presented a check for $300 to the Patriot Riders of America – Maine Chapter One, in support of the Wreaths Across America project. … See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Collects More Than 70 Coats for Kids

Adding to the tens of thousands of coats that are donated to families in need each year, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick collected 71 coats as well as a number of hats, gloves and snow pants as part of Maine's 2013 Coats for Kids drive. … See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Schedule

Pratt & Whitney has been and continues to be fully committed to Bombardier and its CSeries aircraft program. We look forward to continuing this strong support of the CSeries aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Materials Control Laboratory's Mitten Tree Helps Homeless

"Warm hands signify a warm heart," writes Candace Christiansen in her children's story, "The Mitten Tree." It is believed that this enchanting tale of generosity was the impetus in the formation of National Mitten Tree Day, which is now celebrated each Dec. 6. … See more

Monday, January 13, 2014
Operations

Empire State Development Announces Pratt & Whitney to Establish New Operations and Create 100 New Jobs in Hudson Valley

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced Pratt & Whitney, a leading designer, manufacturer and servicer of engine and propulsion systems, will invest approximately $140 million to establish new operations in the Town of Wallkill, Orange County. … See more

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Commercial Engines

Industry and Fine Arts Meld, as Local Artist Paints Pratt & Whitney Engine

While the materials may not be unconventional - brushes, oil paints, hand-stretched canvas - the setting and subject matter are certainly novel ones. … See more

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Commercial Engines, Leadership

Commercial Engines President Recognized by Hartford Business Journal

David Brantner, president, Commercial Engines, is one of five leaders in the MetroHartford region to be recognized by the Hartford Business Journal, as part of its "Five to Watch in 2014" special edition. … See more

Monday, January 6, 2014
Engineering

P&W Featured on CBS Evening News Segment

Pratt & Whitney's use of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) was highlighted on a CBS Evening News segment in December. … See more