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PRATT & WHITNEY NEWS

November 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter Highlights Company's Bright Future

Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter provides suppliers with the most up-to-date news and milestones to get them excited about being part of Pratt & Whitney's growth story. … See more

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Military Engines, Featured

Former Military Engines Executive Honored for Contributions to Air Force History

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lloyd Newton – better known by his call sign, "Fig" – was recently presented the General Carl "Tooey" Spaatz Award by the Air Force Historical Foundation. … See more

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Community, Featured

Shoreline Cleanup an Eye-Opening Experience

Dozens of employees and family members from Pratt & Whitney Canada as well as Longueuil environmental group Ciel et Terre recently participated in the 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. … See more

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pratt & Whitney People, Featured

Pratt & Whitney Employee Reflects as Member of Last Women's Army Corps Class

Sandy Garcia grew up an "Air Force brat," so it was no real surprise when she began looking into joining the Women's Army Corps (WAC) as she neared the end of high school in 1976. … See more

Friday, November 7, 2014
Pratt & Whitney People

Pratt & Whitney Family Thrives on Competition, Speed

Compression Systems Module Center Cell Leader Mike Schmidt, who works in the cases manufacturing unit, has a slow and steady walk as he makes his way through the Middletown facility. … See more

Friday, November 7, 2014
Community, Featured

Pratt & Whitney Turns Patch of Land from Glum to Green During 'Green Apple Day of Service' at Hartford School

The Green Apple Day of Service – held each September – gives individuals, organizations and companies the opportunity to transform schools and other institutions of learning into clean, safe, energy-efficient environments. … See more

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Diversity

A Salute to Service: Pratt & Whitney Honors Veterans at Hangar Ceremony

In a large aircraft hangar at Pratt & Whitney's Connecticut headquarters, more than 300 employees and retirees took part in an appreciation event held last month to show gratitude to the company's veterans who served or are serving in United States military. … See more

October 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Military Engines

F-35 Joint Program Office, Pratt & Whitney Conclude Engine Investigation, Agree to Contract for Eighth Lot of F135 Engines

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Pratt & Whitney a modification to a previously awarded contract for the eighth lot of F135 propulsion systems to power F-35 Lightning II aircraft. … See more

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Operations

Production Ramp Up at Pratt & Whitney Featured on CPTV 'Made in Connecticut' Series

Pratt & Whitney was recently featured on Connecticut Public Television's "Made in Connecticut" series. … See more

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Quality

Quality Engineer Development Program Builds on Interns' Skills

When Mickey Perez graduated from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) last spring, she was looking to apply her engineering expertise in the Quality field. … See more

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Pedal to Benefit United Way During UTC Bike Ride

Pratt & Whitney employees pedaled away for a great cause during the fifth annual United Way Bike Ride sponsored by UTC Building & Industrial Systems. … See more

Friday, October 24, 2014
Quality

CCSU Interns Help 'Move the Needle' in Quality as Ramp-Up Approaches

As Pratt & Whitney prepares for the increase in production demand with the next generation product family, it is also enlisting support and ideas from the next generation of the work force. … See more

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Operations

Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Facility Impresses AIA President Marion Blakey

During a recent tour of the Middletown Engine Center, Mary Ellen Jones, vice president, Sales – Asia Pacific and China, showed Marion Blakey, president and chief executive, Aerospace Industries Association, how Pratt & Whitney is transforming its operations to prepare for an increase in engine production. … See more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Operations, Quality

New West Palm Beach Quality Clinic Ensures Perfection

You could call Gustavo Valencia and his team of inspectors "aviation detectives." Each day they come to work, their daily investigations have one common purpose … perfection. … See more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Operations

Pratt & Whitney Featured as the Future of Connecticut Manufacturing

The innovation and success of several state companies, including Pratt & Whitney, are featured in an original documentary from CPTV called "Made in Connecticut," premiering on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. on CPTV, the PBS affiliate of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. … See more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Community

Students Explore Science at S.T.E.M. Field Day Event

It was a day of slime, slingshots, electric play-dough and so much more. … See more

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Commercial Engines, Military Engines

IAE Statement on KC-390 Rollout

IAE International Aero Engines AG congratulates Embraer Defense & Security on the rollout and completion of the first KC-390 aircraft. … See more

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Mitsubishi Regional Jet Rollout

Pratt & Whitney congratulates Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation on the rollout and completion of the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Both companies designed and developed the Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the MRJ after Mitsubishi became the first customer of the PurePower® series of engines. … See more

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Military Engines, Leadership

Performance-Based Logistics Offer Major Pentagon Savings, Increased Readiness

About 40 national security experts and industry leaders convened at the Brookings Institution Tuesday morning to debate solutions for cutting U.S. Defense Department costs without undermining military readiness. … See more

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Community

Engineers Test Leadership, Teamwork and Project Management Skills, 7,500 Miles from Home

In April, Wei Guo was in Sabhung, Nepal, meeting with his Engineers Without Borders team and local community members about a project to bring water from a spring down a steep hillside to the homes up above. … See more

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Military Engines, History

This Day in History: TF30-Powered F-111 Unveiled in Fort Worth, Texas

Fifty years ago today – October 15, 1964 – the U.S. Air Force rolled out its newest aircraft, the F-111, at the General Dynamics plant in Fort Worth, Texas. … See more

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Military Engines

Contract Awarded on Seventh Lot of F135 Engines

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract for the seventh lot of F135 propulsion systems to power F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Today's contract announcement for $592 million raises the total procurement contract value to $680 million. … See more

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Engineering, Leadership

Prete: 'The Way You Set Yourself Apart is by Creating Innovative Products'

Tom Prete, vice president of Engineering, discusses the history - and the future - of Pratt & Whitney in an interview with WTNH-TV. … See more

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter Highlights Company's Bright Future

The newsletter provides suppliers with the most up-to-date news and milestones to get them excited about being part of Pratt & Whitney's growth story. … See more

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Lend a Hand at ReStore Home Improvement Center

Several volunteers from Pratt & Whitney recently took to the aisles and back rooms of the ReStore in Cromwell, Connecticut, to assist the non-profit home improvement store with a variety of tasks. … See more

Monday, September 29, 2014
History

Rentschler Inducted into Connecticut Hall of Fame

Pratt & Whitney founder Frederick Rentschler was among six individuals inducted into the Connecticut Hall of Fame during a ceremony held last week in Hartford, Connecticut. … See more

Friday, September 26, 2014
Supply Chain, Operations

Jill Albertelli Gives Keynote Address About Innovation and Growth at Aerospace Summit

To solve the challenges of the 21st century, the aerospace industry needs to partner for innovation and growth using a holistic approach of an ecosystem. That was the key message Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management, delivered during her keynote address at the Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit in Groton, Connecticut, on Sept. 22 and 23. … See more

Friday, September 26, 2014
Supply Chain

LAI International Signs $127 Million Engine Component Agreement with Pratt & Whitney

LAI International, Inc. has signed a 15-year agreement valued at more than $127 million with Pratt & Whitney. Under the agreement, LAI International, Inc. will provide parts for Pratt & Whitney's next generation engine programs. … See more

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Republic of Korea Approval to Procure F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea finalized its formal selection of the Pratt & Whitney-powered F-35A Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. … See more

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
History

This Day in History, September 24, 1959: Pratt & Whitney Canada Assembles the PT6 Engine

On this day 55 years ago, some U.S. Pratt & Whitney employees picking up the company newspaper, The Powerplant, got a bit of a surprise. … See more

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Operations, Supply Chain

IndustryWeek Highlights How Pratt & Whitney's Operations Command Center Drives Lean Continuous Improvement

Producing about 80 percent of the components and parts, Pratt & Whitney's supply chain will play a critical role in the company's unprecedented increase in engine production. … See more

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Operations

Businessweek Features Pratt & Whitney's Shop Floor, Additive Manufacturing Lab

Businessweek recently published a piece featuring Pratt & Whitney's Middletown, Connecticut, shop floor and the company's additive manufacturing lab in East Hartford. … See more

Friday, September 12, 2014
Community

North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

2014 marks Pratt & Whitney North Berwick's tenth year participating in the Portland International Jetport's Plane Pull, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Return to Flight

We're extremely pleased to be back flying on the CSeries aircraft and we remain committed to providing our full support for a successful entry into service in 2015. … See more

Friday, September 5, 2014
Commercial Engines

Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Leaders Provide CSeries Program Update

Rob Dewar of Bombardier and Graham Webb of Pratt & Whitney share a CSeries program update in this video message. … See more

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Supply Chain

Molymet Expands Relationship with Pratt & Whitney with $690 Million Deal

Molymet has entered into long-term agreements valued at $690 million with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

August 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Supply Chain, Operations

Supplier Surveillance Reveals Conflicting Documentation; Pratt & Whitney Acts to Ensure Product Integrity

In late May, Pratt & Whitney supplier surveillance discovered conflicting documentation that raised questions about the origin of raw material provided to a parts supplier. … See more

Friday, August 29, 2014
Community

A Commitment to the Future Generation: Jill Albertelli Tours Camp Courant

Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management, and co-chair of Camp Courant's Buddy Bash fundraiser, recently toured the camp in Farmington, Connecticut to see first-hand how the camp is benefiting children in the local community. … See more

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Supply Chain

Suppliers Will Play Key Role in Growth Story as P&W and UTC Prepare for Increase in Capacity

Sergio Loureiro, vice president, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts, recently spoke to Connecticut business leaders and government representatives at the Department of Economic and Community Development's (DECD) Manufacturing Day held at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament. … See more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Runners Come Out on Top and Support Middlesex County Community

The Pratt & Whitney running team continued their winning ways at the Citizen's Bank 5K on July 23, winning the corporate team event yet again this year. … See more

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Community

Diaper Drop Brings in a Big Load for United Way Agency

Brenda Maddox, project manager, Pratt & Whitney Facilities & Services, knows all too well how important it is to have all the right supplies for a baby, as she herself is a mother of two. … See more

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Community

North Berwick Employees Raise $15,000 in Relay for Life

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick formed its first Relay for Life team for the 2014 York County (Maine) Relay for Life event. … See more

Friday, August 1, 2014
Community

Kids with Autism Enjoy Well Served Tennis Academy Summer Camp with Support from Pratt & Whitney

Summer is now in full swing, which also means it's summer camp time for countless numbers of kids in Connecticut. … See more

July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Community

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honors Five Pratt & Whitney Employees at 'Hartford's Finest' Dinner and Fashion Show

The Connecticut Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation along with honorary chairman and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, honored "Hartford's Finest" at a special toast to outstanding professionals that took place at the Marquee on June 26. … See more

Friday, July 25, 2014
Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter Highlights Company's Bright Future

Check out the most recent edition of the Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter. … See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Air Algerie Flight AH5017

The Air Algerie MD-83 airplane reported missing on July 24 was powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines. … See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Community

North Berwick Employee Marks 20 Years of Making a Difference in Students' Lives

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. … See more

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Help Travelers Championship Run Smoothly

With its commitment from sponsors, players and fans, the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell has become an important part of sports history in Connecticut and an event that organizers have called one of the best on the PGA Tour. … See more

June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Operations

New Era for Pratt & Whitney Officially Begins in West Palm Beach

The Florida landscape housing Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach facility has changed drastically over the last year. … See more

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Community

Manchester Students Attend Class Outdoors During Pratt & Whitney-Sponsored Discovery Center Camp Week

Fifth-grade students from two Manchester schools recently spent a week in Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, in a residential camp program through the Discovery Center, a leading educational diversity initiative in Connecticut. … See more

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Operations

Florida Lieutenant Governor Lopez-Cantera Announces Grand Opening of Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach Engine Center

Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera today joined United Technologies Corp. in announcing the grand opening of Pratt & Whitney's new West Palm Beach Engine Center at the company's West Palm Beach facility. … See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Value Spirit of Friendship, Competition at Special Olympics

On a beautiful spring day in East Hartford, Connecticut, inside Pratt & Whitney's iconic hangar, two employees, Bob Gallipeau and John Zepp, sit casually in the massive space, sharing stories about their decades of volunteering for Special Olympics. … See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
History

This Day in History: Fifty Years Ago, '54K a Must or Bust'

On this day 50 years ago, June 12, 1964, Pratt & Whitney formally announced that it had received contracts from the Federal Aviation Administration to design and develop engines for a supersonic transport (SST). … See more

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Engine Ground Testing

Pratt & Whitney worked with Bombardier to have the CSeries aircraft safely return to engine ground operation on June 10. … See more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Supports Urban Youth at CPEP Challenge Day

Since 1986, CPEP - Catalysts Powering Educational Performance - has been providing children in Connecticut with an exciting approach to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. … See more

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Leadership

Jill Albertelli Offers Advice at 'Know Your Value' Conference

Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management for Pratt & Whitney, was one of four panelists who delivered advice and inspiring words of encouragement to 500 attendees, including business professionals, entrepreneurs and students. … See more

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Supply Chain, Operations

P&W Executive: Aerospace Taking Off, Manufacturers Must Get on Board

The nation's aerospace industry is taking off and Pratt & Whitney wants to make sure that as many Connecticut manufacturers as possible go along for the ride — if they can meet very high standards. … See more

Monday, June 2, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Engine-Related Incident

This incident remains under investigation and therefore the root cause is not yet determined. We are working closely with Bombardier to ensure it is fully understood. … See more

May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014
Military Engines

X-47B UCAS Team Accepts Prestigious Collier Trophy

On Thursday, representatives from Pratt & Whitney joined the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the industry team responsible for developing the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) in Washington, D.C., to accept what is widely considered the most prestigious award in all of aviation – the Robert J. Collier Trophy. … See more

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club Members to Participate in Two June Charity Events

With brakes, chains, cables and clamps all checked and ready to go, the Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club is gearing up to participate in two charitable rides this spring. … See more

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Engineering

P&W Inventor's Day: Engineers' Spirit of Innovation Powers and Protects Pratt & Whitney's Future

Pratt & Whitney's spirit of innovation is alive and well as demonstrated by the engineers and engineering teams who earned more than 600 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2012 and 2013. … See more

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Community

Students Receive Special Gift from Pratt & Whitney at Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation 'Senior Send Off'

The Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation recently celebrated the college acceptances of the 14 members of the Class of 2014 at a "Senior Send Off" held at On20 in Hartford, Conn. … See more

Friday, May 16, 2014
Operations, Engineering

Innovation for Increased Engine Production

New manufacturing techniques, innovation and standard work are critical to Pratt & Whitney's success as the company begins producing its next generation family of engines. … See more

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Commercial Engines

This Day in History: Boeing Unveils P&W-Powered Dash-80 Prototype Jet

Sixty years ago today, May 14, 1954, the Boeing Company rolled out the Dash-80 prototype jet from its Renton, Wash., plant, powered by four Pratt & Whitney JT-3 turbojets. … See more

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Turkish Government's F-35 Procurement Decision

The Turkish government has announced their intention to procure their first two F-35A Lightning II fighters, which are powered by Pratt & Whitney's fifth generation F135 engines. … See more

April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Reports of Flight Test Incident at Mirabel

Today, there were reports of an incident with a Pratt & Whitney test flight from our Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Canada. We did experience a minor anomaly with a test engine during flight testing. The engine was shut down as a precaution. … See more

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Leadership

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

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

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

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

December 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Community

East Hartford Fourth Graders Take Part in Pratt & Whitney-sponsored SOAR for Science Program at New England Air Museum

For over a dozen years now, Pratt & Whitney has supported East Hartford (Conn.) Public Schools participation in the New England Air Museum's SOAR for Science program. The program teaches students specific concepts of flight through discussion, demonstration and hands-on activity. … See more

Friday, December 20, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney, Boeing Celebrate Delivery of First PW4062 Engines for KC-46 Tankers

Pratt & Whitney and Boeing officials celebrated the delivery of the first PW4062 engines for the first KC-46 test aircraft during an event at Boeing’s Everett, WA, facility this week. … See more

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Participate in 'JA in a Day' at Norris Elementary School

Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" is a fun and effective way for children in grades Kindergarten through 6 to experience valuable lessons about business and economics in an exciting one-day event. … See more

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Funds and Helps Prepare Weekend-Long Camp Experience for 'Hole in the Wall Gang Camp' Families

Pratt & Whitney employees dedicated a recent Wednesday to participate in a Helping Hands Workday program at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn., with the purpose of preparing camp grounds for the arrival of a special group of campers that Friday. … See more

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Operations

Your Future. Your Vote.

Friday night, Pratt & Whitney made its last, best and final contract offer to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The IAM advised the company that it intends to recommend employees reject the offer. … See more

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Helps Kick Off Middletown's 28th Annual Holiday on Main

A array of festivities kicked off the 28th annual Holiday on Main in Middletown, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 29, including the lighting of four trees along Main Street, a parade, refreshments, hayrides, a visit by the Berenstain Bears, a carol sing and much more. … See more

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Diversity

Pratt & Whitney, UTC's Supplier Diversity Programs Profiled in Diversity/Careers Magazine

Diversity/Careers Magazine is featuring a story in its latest issue called "Diverse Suppliers Bring Flexibility and Value," about Pratt & Whitney and UTC's supplier diversity programs. … See more

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Dallas Airfoil Repair Operations Employees Celebrate United Way Day of Caring

Pratt & Whitney employees at Dallas Airfoil Repair Operations in Grand Prairie, Texas, recently had the opportunity to give back to their local United Way agency, The Parenting Center. … See more

Friday, November 22, 2013
History

In 1963, Dependable Engines Answered a Nation's Call of Mourning

Pratt & Whitney engines have dependably served U.S. interests on the world stage in wartime as well as in peace. But 50 years ago this month, the company's renowned products answered the call to serve, much less conspicuously, during a time of national tragedy. … See more

Friday, November 22, 2013
History

Archival Photos Capture Kennedy's Stop at Rentschler Field

The final day of the 1960 presidential campaign included a whirlwind tour of four New England states for John F. Kennedy, with speaking engagements in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The senator's itinerary also included a brief stop at Rentschler Field. … See more

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Community

Ground Breaking Signals Raymond Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project; Pratt & Whitney to Provide Additional Funding

State and local officials were on hand at the recent ground breaking ceremony which signaled the beginning of the expansion of East Hartford's Raymond Public Library. … See more

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Community

UTC Employee Veterans March in Connecticut Veterans Parade

Approximately 40 United Technologies veterans from across the company came together to march in the Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 3. … See more

Monday, November 11, 2013
Commercial Engines

IAE Statement on Spirit Airlines Incident

A Spirit Airlines V2500-powered Airbus A319 bound from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 9 experienced an incident shortly after take-off. … See more

Friday, November 8, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant Funds Garden Overhaul and Construction Project at Billings Forge

Phase one of a local garden construction project is now complete at Billings Forge Community Works in Hartford, Conn., thanks to many volunteer man hours, skill and, of course, money. … See more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Environment, Health and Safety

People, Planet, Power™: P&W Environmental Sustainability History, Successes and 2025 Goals Featured in Manufacturing.net Article

Manufacturing.net is featuring a story in its latest issue called "A Balancing Act: Jets, Sustainability And Innovation," about Pratt & Whitney's successful and innovative 15-year history of reducing the impact of its manufacturing facilities and products on the environment for its customers, employees, and the communities in which they work and live. … See more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Power Spinners Raise Over $30,000 for MS

The Pratt & Whitney Power Spinners put their wheels in motion for a good cause during the Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour on Oct. 19-20, and in the process, raised over $30,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Friday, November 1, 2013
Community

Hartford's Lozada Park Receives Maintenance and New Plantings Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant

Lozada Park in Hartford's north end received a major facelift recently, thanks to a $5,000 grant and volunteer manpower - both provided by Pratt & Whitney. … See more

October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Operations

Pratt & Whitney and IAM Open Negotiations

Contract negotiations between Pratt & Whitney and IAM Locals 700 and 1746, District 26 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) are underway. The contract being negotiated will cover approximately 2,800 Pratt & Whitney employees in Connecticut. … See more

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Community

Indian Notch Park Installs New Rain Garden Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Grant

On Oct. 19, the Friends of Bolton Lake installed a rain garden at Indian Notch Park on Lower Bolton Lake in Bolton, Conn., thanks to a Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant. … See more

Monday, October 28, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's Fall Issue of 'Product Support Quarterly' Magazine Focuses on Future Programs

The latest edition of Pratt & Whitney's "Product Support Quarterly" magazine focuses on future programs and highlights Pratt & Whitney's engine on the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System, which completed shipboard launches and landings earlier this year. … See more

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Military Engines

F-35 Joint Program Office and Pratt & Whitney Joint Statement on LRIP 6 F135 Engines Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense and Pratt & Whitney signed a contract today for the sixth lot of F135 propulsion systems to power the F-35 Lightning II. Today's $508 million modification to the fully funded contract (N00019-12-C-0090) brings the total LRIP 6 contract value to $1.1 billion. … See more

Friday, October 18, 2013
Commercial Engines

IAE Statement on Spirit Airlines Flight 165

A Spirit Airlines V2500®-powered A319 bound from Dallas to Atlanta on Oct. 15, experienced an incident shortly after take-off. The plane returned to Dallas and landed safely. … See more

Friday, October 18, 2013
History

Picture Perfect: Old P&W Photograph Brings Back Fond Memories for Father, Son

There are 18 smiling faces in the picture drum rotor inspector Pete Cermola found in his father's house. Of course, the one smile that is magnetizing is the person in the middle of the photograph. … See more

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Turn Out to Make 20th Annual Hartford Marathon a Success

The ING Hartford Marathon relies on more than 2,000 volunteers each year to stage their full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K, Kids Race and Relay events, so it was no surprise to find approximately two dozen Pratt & Whitney employees hard at work in the chilly, wee morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12. … See more

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Take to the River During Annual Source to Sea Cleanup

Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers converge on the Connecticut River and its tributaries to join in an extraordinary event aimed at cleaning the river system for a safer, healthier and more vibrant environment. … See more

Friday, October 11, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on DCMA Audit Findings

The Defense Contract Management Agency recently concluded an audit of Pratt & Whitney's Earned Value Management System (EVMS) – a business tool that is used to track cost and schedule performance on certain types of U.S. Government contracts. … See more

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Spiffies Up Hockanum Elementary School During Green Apple Day of Service

The Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Pratt & Whitney was among several leading firms in Connecticut that joined in on the action. … See more

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Teams Raise Over $3,900 for Diabetes Research

Each year in the United States, more than 200 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walks to Cure Diabetes are held, comprised of over 900,000 participants, all taking "steps" to raise money for type-one diabetes research. … See more

Monday, October 7, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Government Shutdown

At Pratt & Whitney we are delighted to have our valued Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) partners recalled from furlough and back supporting our military operations. … See more

Monday, October 7, 2013
UTC

United Technologies Cancels Furlough Plans

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has canceled plans to furlough employees at its aerospace businesses following the recall of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) inspectors responsible for auditing and approving operations throughout the manufacturing process for military products. … See more

Friday, October 4, 2013
Commercial Engines, Military Engines

Gov. Malloy Praises Pratt & Whitney for Transforming the Jet Engine Marketplace

Nearly 90 aerospace suppliers from across Connecticut, the United States and international locations listened attentively as Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke on Oct. 3 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. … See more

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Government Shutdown

Pratt & Whitney continues to monitor the process in Washington, D.C. Various contracting activities for our military engines business have been suspended due to the shutdown. … See more

September 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013
History

Pratt & Whitney Engines on B-24 as Dependable Now as They Were 70 Years Ago

It was loud. It was cold. It was uncomfortable. But to Russell Jones, it was beautiful. … See more

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Leadership

Hess Touts Innovation in Aero Club Remarks

Pratt & Whitney President David P. Hess was the keynote speaker at the Aero Club of Washington's luncheon series earlier today in Washington, D.C. Approximately 150 industry, media and government officials were in attendance for the event. … See more

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Remains Committed to Mid-size Aircraft Market Segment

In October 2011, Rolls-Royce and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) announced their intention to form a new joint venture to develop an engine to power future mid-size (120-230 passenger) aircraft. Following further discussion and because of the current regulatory environment, the parties have agreed not to proceed with the partnership. … See more

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Air Force Leaders Meet at Annual Air Force Association Conference

Pratt & Whitney leaders were on hand to meet face-to-face with key Air Force customers, industry partners, and news media during the Air Force Association's 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition held this week in National Harbor, Md. … See more

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Military Engines

Boeing to Complete Production of C-17 Globemaster III in 2015

Boeing announced on Sept. 18 it will complete production of the C-17 Globemaster III and close the C-17 final assembly in Long Beach, Calif., in 2015. Each C-17 aircraft is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. … See more

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Community

Nearly $6,000 Raised for United Way at Pratt & Whitney Runway Run and Walk

Runners weathered some unseasonably hot temperatures as they took part in the 16th annual Pratt & Whitney Runway Run 5K and 1.5 mile walk at East Hartford's Rentschler Field on Sept. 11. … See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Commercial Engines

PurePower® Engine Powers Bombardier CSeries First Flight: 'You Could Hardly Hear The Take-Off'

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine successfully powered Bombardier's new CSeries* airplane for its maiden flight on Monday. … See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Takes Part in United Way Year of Caring Early Childhood Education Event

A fun-filled morning of activities and entertainment were on tap for children and their families on Aug. 24 during a special event at Hartford's Bushnell Park. Called the "Making Early Learning Come Alive! Block Party," the festivities were but one of a number of United Way volunteer projects happening in Connecticut communities during the 2013 United Way Year of Caring series. … See more

Friday, September 13, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Congratulates Boeing on Delivery of U.S. Air Force's Final C-17

Pratt & Whitney celebrates Boeing's recent delivery of the U.S. Air Force's 223rd and final C-17 Globemaster III. Service officials took delivery of the aircraft on Sept. 12 during a ceremony at Boeing's assembly plant in Long Beach, Calif. … See more

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Community

P&W AeroPower Employees Promote High-Tech Careers through MESA Alliance

Demands for engineers, scientists and other high-tech professionals are at an all-time high, yet only 6 percent of high school students nationwide are expected to obtain college degrees one day in math-related fields. … See more

August 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Military Engines

Getting to the Core of F135 Assembly

Pratt & Whitney Communications took a trip to Middletown, Conn. to shadow two Pratt & Whitney Assembly Technicians, Brian Plesz and Alan Hussey, for a closer look at what it’s really like to work on an F135 engine. … See more

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Military Engines

F-35 Joint Program Office and Pratt & Whitney Media Announcement

The U.S. Department of Defense and Pratt & Whitney have reached an agreement in principle for a production contract for the sixth lot of F135 propulsion systems to power the F-35 Lightning II, which continues a reduction in costs associated with engine production. … See more

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney-sponsored Rubber Chicken Run Raises More Than $5,000 for Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

In order to fulfill the company's philanthropic goals, Pratt & Whitney donates to and/or sponsors countless charitable causes each year. On Aug. 15, a unique 5K cross-country race was on Pratt & Whitney's agenda. … See more

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney On Track, On Time to Deliver First PW1200G Engine

Pratt & Whitney is proud of its long standing partnership with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. … See more

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Offer Hands-On Fun at Camp Nowashe

According to the YMCA website, approximately 9 million youth and 12 million adults participate in camps across the U.S. in 10,000 communities each year. … See more

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on UPS Flight 1354

The UPS aircraft involved in an accident in Birmingham, Ala., today was powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. … See more

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Human Resources

Statement on Workforce Reductions at Pratt & Whitney

Today Pratt & Whitney is reducing its salaried workforce by approximately 400 positions company-wide, including approximately 200 positions in Connecticut, effective immediately. … See more

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Leadership

Senator Blumenthal Flies F-35 Simulator at P&W Middletown Engine Center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Pratt & Whitney Middletown, Conn., facility on Aug. 5. During his visit, hosted by Chief Operating Officer Paul Adams, Blumenthal spoke with employees and experienced the F-35 Lightning II simulator on site. … See more

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Georgia Employees Participate in Girls Inc. Clothing Drive

Pratt & Whitney Georgia employees recently took part in a Girls Inc. Back to School Clothing distribution volunteer day. … See more

Friday, August 2, 2013
Community

UTC Employees Honored as 'Hartford's Finest' by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Three UTC employees representing Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) were recently recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) as a part of this year's class of "Hartford's Finest." … See more

July 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Commercial Engines

U.S. Vice President Biden Visits Pratt & Whitney Facility in Singapore

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Eagle Services Asia, Pratt & Whitney's Singapore-based engine overhaul facility, on July 27, while touring the country as part of a six-day trade and diplomatic trip that also included a stop in India earlier in the week. … See more

Friday, July 26, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney PRIDE Hosts Spring Cleanup

Pratt & Whitney's PRIDE group held its sixth annual spring cleanup event at Health Collective East, the Manchester, Conn., location of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC). … See more

Friday, July 26, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney On Track, On Time to Deliver First PW1200G Engine

Pratt & Whitney is proud of its long standing partnership with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. … See more

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on PW1100G-JM Engine Testing

Pratt & Whitney conducts extensive ground and flight tests to validate and optimize the engine design prior to engine certification. We intentionally run the engine well beyond design limits to validate the integrity of the design. … See more

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Wins Corporate Team Trophy in Citizens Bank 5K

Middletown's Main Street was brimming with activity on July 10, as live music blared and street performers juggled, hula hooped and performed acrobatic stunts of all kinds. … See more

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Community

North Berwick Employees Participate in Multiple Sclerosis Plane Pull

Employees from the Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center recently participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Plane Pull benefitting the Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower Employees Support United Way's Virtual Book Drive

Nearly two dozen Pratt & Whitney AeroPower employees joined forces with the United Way on June 21 during an annual Virtual Book Drive that provided thousands of summer reading books to low-income children throughout San Diego County. … See more

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Asiana Airlines Accident in San Francisco

On July 6, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines was involved in an accident at San Francisco International Airport. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Leadership

DeFrank Participates in Brookings' 'The American Economic Recovery and the Defense Industry'

Pratt & Whitney's Jay DeFrank, vice president, Communications and Government Relations, participated in the Brookings Institute's panel discussion titled "The American Economic Recovery and the Defense Industry," held earlier today in Washington, D.C. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Community

P&W Engineer Uses Expertise to Make Difference in Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders

Pratt & Whitney engineer Michael Reiter recently travelled to Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders to help a small community improve its water resources. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Community

Kids Exercise STEM Skills in Fun-Filled CPEP Challenge Day Event

Just as the name suggests, CPEP, Catalysts Powering Educational Performance, is a program that serves as a catalyst to increase children's interest and attitude towards future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. … See more

June 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Military Engines

India Receives First P&W-powered C-17 Aircraft

India recently received its first C-17 Globemaster III, powered exclusively by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. … See more

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Operations

IndustryWeek Features P&W as Additive Manufacturing Leader

Pratt & Whitney was recently featured in an IndustryWeek cover story about additive manufacturing. … See more

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Community

200 Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Lend a Hand at Travelers Championship

When the Travelers Championship drew tens of thousands of golf fans to the TPC River Highlands last week for Connecticut's annual PGA Tour stop, Pratt & Whitney volunteers pitched in to ensure that things ran smoothly. … See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Engineers Inspire Middle School Students at Annual Career Day

Eighth graders at East Hartford Middle School, as well as 62 science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) students from area magnet schools, learned about many career opportunities during the annual Career Day at EHMS. … See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Community, Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Joins UTC in Singapore to Pledge to Save Water

More than 1,000 UTC employees and their families joined about 35,000 people in Singapore in an effort to highlight the importance of water conservation during the annual World Water Day. … See more

May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013
Operations, Leadership

Dave Brantner Featured in Material Handling & Logistics Magazine

Dave Brantner, vice president of Sourcing and Contracts, recently spoke with Material Handling & Logistics magazine about how Pratt & Whitney is effectively managing its robust worldwide network of partners and suppliers. … See more

Friday, May 24, 2013
Commercial Engines

International Aero Engines Statement on British Airways Flight 762

On May 24, a British Airways V2500-powered Airbus A319 bound from London to Oslo experienced an incident shortly after take-off. The plane returned to Heathrow. International Aero Engines is working with authorities and the operator to assess the situation. … See more

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Statement on the Findings of Phase 3 of the Connecticut Cancer Study

The findings from industry-leading researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois at Chicago found no connection between glioblastoma and the workplace. … See more

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Power to Read Volunteer Tutors Honored at Special Breakfast

Faculty, staff and administrators gathered on the morning of May 9 to offer their appreciation, as well as an enticing spread of fruits, pastries and other goodies, and to read a humorous, yet heartfelt, "Ode to Our Tutors" to the volunteers. … See more

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Leadership

Women Can 'Take Charge' and Build a Successful Career, Lockheed Martin CEO Tells Women's Leadership Forum

The door to advancement in business for women is wide open, but success requires commitment and sometimes sacrifice, the head of the company that makes the F-35 Lightning II fighter told an audience of more than 900 at Pratt & Whitney's Women's Leadership Forum. … See more

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Powers First Ship-based Catapult Launch of Unmanned Combat Air System

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia on Tuesday. Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system powered the historic flight. … See more

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F100U Engine Powers First Arrested Landing of X-47B Unmanned Demonstrator

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy have conducted the first fly-in arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator. … See more

Friday, May 3, 2013
Engineering, Leadership

Recognizing the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators

Tom Prete, vice president, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, recently participated as a blue ribbon judge in the national finals of the Real World Design Challenge held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington, D.C. … See more

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Commercial Engines

Check Out the Latest PurePower® Engine Newsletter

Pratt & Whitney Marketing recently released its latest PurePower® PW1000G engine newsletter, which details the latest developments in Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine programs. … See more

April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Military Engines

Latest Edition of Product Support Quarterly Magazine Features F119 Engine

The spring edition of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines' Product Support Quarterly (PSQ) magazine is now available. … See more

Friday, April 5, 2013
Military Engines

F-35B Conducts First Night Time Vertical Landing

An F-35B Lightning II completed the first short takeoff and vertical landing during a test mission at night to expand the flight envelope and deliver capability to the warfighter. … See more

March 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Leadership

Hess Participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Aviation Summit

Pratt & Whitney President Dave Hess participated in a panel discussion during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Aviation Summit held today in Washington, D.C. … See more

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Leadership

Sen. Murphy Vows to Battle Sequestration During Visit to Pratt & Whitney

Automatic federal spending cuts pose a risk to some of Connecticut's major employers, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Wednesday, and legislators must work toward a deficit reduction that does not jeopardize national defense programs. … See more

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Receives Advertising Award from Air Transport World Magazine

Pratt & Whitney's "global wingspan" advertisement - highlighting the company's worldwide maintenance, repair and overhaul network - received the gold award in the Engine Maintenance & Support category at Air Transport World's 39th Annual AdAwards reception, held March 26 in Washington, D.C. … See more

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Operations

P&W's Manufacturing Technologies and Operations Leadership Showcased in IndustryWeek

IndustryWeek recently interviewed Danny Di Perna, vice president, Module Centers & Operations, to find out how Pratt & Whitney is investing in manufacturing technologies to ensure quality products and repeatable processes while at the same time expanding its partnership with global suppliers. … See more

Friday, March 1, 2013
Military Engines

F-35 Joint Program Office Statement: F-35 Flight Operations Restored

F-35 flight operations have been cleared to resume following engineering analysis of the turbine blade which developed a crack. This decision concludes a cautionary flight suspension that began on Feb. 21. … See more

February 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Commercial Engines

Transport Canada Certifies Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney announced that Pratt & Whitney has successfully achieved Transport Canada type certification of its first PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine – the PW1500G engine that will power Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Engineering

P&W Engineer Anita Rebarchak One of ASME's 'New Faces of Engineering'

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines employee Anita Rebarchak was selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME's) to appear in the "New Faces of Engineering," a recognition program coinciding with National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23). … See more

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Donates Two Turbofan Engines to Embry-Riddle

Pratt & Whitney donated two turbofan engines, a JT8D-15A engine and a PW4062 engine, to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to help enhance the University's aerospace engineering education and research programs. … See more

Monday, February 11, 2013
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Chief Operating Officer Paul Adams Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Chief Operating Officer (COO) Paul Adams was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the NAE announced Feb. 7. This honor is among the highest professional distinctions for an engineer. … See more

January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Expands Global Footprint with First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines. … See more

Monday, January 21, 2013
Community

Augie & Ray's Unveils 'The Eaglewich' to Honor Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney earned a place of honor at an East Hartford, Conn., eatery on Monday when "The Eaglewich" joined the menu at Augie & Ray's. The landmark diner, a local fixture for more than 60 years, dedicated its new chicken sandwich to its longtime Main Street neighbor. … See more

Monday, January 7, 2013
Leadership

Sequestration Still Threatens Connecticut, Panelists Tell State Business Leaders

Automatic federal spending cuts still pose a significant risk to government contractors in Connecticut, defense industry experts told state business leaders on Friday, and the state must position itself to be competitive amid increased budget pressures in the coming years. … See more

December 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Quality

Pratt & Whitney Forms Quality Partnership with CCSU through Scholarship Program

Pratt & Whitney recently developed a scholarship program with Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) designed to build awareness of careers in the aerospace quality engineering field. … See more

Friday, December 7, 2012
Military Engines

Statement from Bennett Croswell, President, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, on Leadership Changes for F-35 Program

Pratt & Whitney would like to thank Admiral Venlet for his leadership and valued partnership as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the F-35 program. … See more

Friday, December 7, 2012
Engineering

Anita Rebarchak Wins ASME Old Guard Early Career Award

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines employee Anita Rebarchak was recently selected as winner of the American Society Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Old Guard Early Career Award. … See more

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney-Powered X-47B Completes First Catapult Shot

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy completed the first catapult launch of the X-47B remotely piloted aircraft in a shore-based test shot from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. … See more

November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012
Military Engines

U.S. Marine Corps General Visits Pratt & Whitney, Says F-35 is Essential

Lt. Gen. John Paxton, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, and commanding general, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, gave a moving talk and "thank you" to Pratt & Whitney employees at a Military Engines all hands meeting this week. … See more

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Military Engines

Photo: Sailors Assist with Onload of UCAS-D Aboard USS Truman

In this U.S. Navy photo, Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) assist with the onload of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator. The air vehicle arrived by barge Nov. 26 from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. … See more

Monday, November 26, 2012
Military Engines

Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program Builds Stronger Partnership with Military Customers

Pratt & Whitney recently hosted eight military officers participating in the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program during a two-day visit to East Hartford and Middletown, Conn. … See more

Monday, November 19, 2012
Military Engines

Military Engines 'Product Support Quarterly' Magazine Gets a New Look

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines has published a new and updated version of its "Product Support Quarterly" magazine. … See more

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Commercial Engines, UTC

United Technologies Corp. Announces Pratt & Whitney Expansion at West Palm Beach Facility

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) today announced that its Pratt & Whitney unit will expand manufacturing capabilities at the company’s West Palm Beach facility. … See more

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Featured in Television Ad

Pratt & Whitney is prominently featured in an ad running on cable news programs (CNN, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, MSNBC) and local Hartford, Conn., television stations. … See more

October 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Completes First PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engine for Airbus A320neo Family of Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly of its first engine to test (FETT) for its PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine – the first engine to power the Airbus A320neo aircraft. Company leadership, Airbus, MTU, JAEC and employees celebrated the program milestone with a Last Bolt Ceremony at Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach facility… See more

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Military Engines

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Touts HPW3000 Engine at AUSA Trade Show

During the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army, held in Washington, D.C., ATEC representatives were eager to discuss their HPW3000 engine with leaders from the Army aviation community. … See more

September 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Selected for Negotiations for U.S. Air Force Adaptive Engine Technology Development Program

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected for negotiations by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) program… See more

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

‘NASA X’ TV Show Features PurePower Engine, Technologies

NASA TV is featuring the PurePower® engine and its technologies as part of the premiere episode ("Environmentally Responsible Aviation") of its new "NASA X" program… See more

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing Critical Government Satellite into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled a critical U.S. government satellite into orbit on Sept. 13, once again demonstrating the consistency and reliability of their rocket launch propulsion systems… See more

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Names Metal Technology Co. Ltd. Designated Service Provider for JT8D Engine Repairs

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and Metal Technology Co. Ltd. (MTC) have signed an agreement to establish MTC as a designated service provider for Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine part repairs… See more

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing Radiation Belt Storm Probes into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission into orbit, once again demonstrating the consistency and reliability of their rocket launch propulsion systems… See more

August 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Leadership

Paul Adams Receives ASME Leadership Award

Paul Adams, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of Operations & Engineering, was named recipient of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering) 2012 Leadership Award for advancing the use of computers and information in engineering… See more

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
History

Vintage Pratt & Whitney Engines Power "Spirit of North Carolina"

The Star News of Wilmington, N.C., published a great feature on "The Spirit of North Carolina" today… See more

Friday, August 10, 2012
Leadership

Hess, Industry Leaders Urge End to Sequestration at West Palm Beach Rally

Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky, in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, hosted a "Second to None" rally for more than 300 employees on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla. The rally highlighted the critical contribution of the aerospace and defense industry to the U.S. economy… See more

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Space Propulsion

Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne Powers ‘Curiosity’ Rover on Mars

Moments after Curiosity landed on Mars, the rover successfully began its mission to see whether the red planet has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life – thanks to power provided by Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne, which helped design and develop the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG)… See more

Monday, August 6, 2012
Space Propulsion

Boeing to Further Develop Commercial Crew Space Transportation System under NASA CCiCap Award Supported by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

NASA has selected Boeing to receive $460 million in additional funding to further develop the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System in the third round of the Commercial Crew Program, Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap). In its partnership with Boeing on CCiCap, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will continue to support development of the service module… See more

July 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012
UTC

UTC Reports Second Quarter EPS Growth From Continuing Operations of 15 Percent; Expects 2012 EPS of $5.25 to $5.35 on Sales of $58 Billion to $59 Billion and Increases Restructuring

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) today reported second quarter 2012 results. All results in this release reflect continuing operations unless otherwise noted… See more

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
UTC

United Technologies to Sell Rocketdyne Unit to GenCorp Inc.

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013… See more

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney President Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee

Pratt & Whitney President and Aerospace Industries Association Chairman Dave Hess testified before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday on the uncertainty around the topic of sequestration and the possible effects on national defense. See more

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1200G Engines on SkyWest, Inc. Order for 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft for an order announced today by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and SkyWest, Inc… See more

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Commercial Engines

Air Astana Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94” Engines in Deal Valued at $90 Million

Air Astana has selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000-94” engine for its order of three firm and one option Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. The contract is valued at approximately $90 million. Delivery of the engines will start in 2013… See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Air Shows

Pratt & Whitney: Power People Depend On

Pratt & Whitney: Power People Depend On [Farnborough Air Show 2012]… See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue Airways Finalize Agreement for PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW – Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue Airways signed a definitive agreement for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 40 firm A320neo family aircraft finalizing the MOU announced in late 2011… See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Exclusive Maintenance Services Agreement with Alba Star Airlines

FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW - Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive maintenance services agreement with Alba Star Airlines to provide engine overhaul services on the airline's fleet of CFM56-3 engines… See more

June 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine Soaring Toward Certification

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine is soaring toward certification with flawless flight tests. Watch all the latest action in this new video. The PurePower engine is real. It works. It's ready… See more

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes CCDev-2 Hot-Fire Testing on Thruster for NASA's Commercial Crew Program

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a service module thruster for Boeing's Commercial Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft… See more

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Celebrates the Inauguration of a New Middle East Propulsion Company Facility

The Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC), a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney’s parent company United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), Saudi Arabian Airlines, Mohawearean Aviation Services Company and… See more

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Atlas V Upper Stage

In another awesome display of consistent and reliable rocket launch propulsion, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled a critical U.S. government satellite into orbit on June 20… See more

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Expands Global Network with South African Airways Technical

Pratt & Whitney and South African Airways Technical (SAAT) have signed an agreement to perform JT9D-7R4G2 repair work at SAAT’s Johannesburg facility. Pratt & Whitney will also work with SAAT to expand the facility’s aftermarket services in the future… See more

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Announces New FT8 Depot Facility

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems announced today at the POWER-GEN Europe exhibition that Iberia Maintenance, the Maintenance and Engineering division of Iberia Airlines, has been selected to provide depot support services for the fleet of GG8 gas generators in the European region… See more

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney, Italian Air Force Celebrate Successful F-16 'Peace Caesar' and F100 Fleet Management Programs

Pratt & Whitney and the Italian Air Force celebrated the highly successful Peace Caesar F-16 lease program and supporting Pratt & Whitney F100 Fleet Management Program during the F-16 departure ceremony on May 23 at Trapani Air Base, Italy… See more

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney, Irkut Sign Definitive Agreement for PurePower® PW1400G Engine for MC-21 Aircraft Family

Pratt & Whitney and Russia’s Irkut Corporation signed a definitive agreement to offer the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1400G engine on Irkut’s MC-21 family of aircraft. This secures the PurePower engine as the only western powerplant offered on the new narrow body program… See more

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Leadership

Paul Adams Inducted Into Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering

Paul Adams, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of Operations & Engineering, was recently inducted into the distinguished Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (CASE) for his outstanding contributions to jet propulsion technology… See more

May 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Military Engines

Croswell Talks Engine Upgrades in Flight's 'In Focus'

Bennett Croswell, president, Military Engines, discusses the possibility of commercial engine technologies driving the next round of military engine upgrades in an "In Focus" feature in Flight International… See more

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Specialty Services

Pratt & Whitney Launches PurePulse Waterjet Technology

Pratt & Whitney is launching a new service called PurePulse™ waterjet technology. This closed-loop, forced pulse waterjet system is a patented way to strip chrome, HVOF (high velocity oxygen fuel) and other coatings from parts and machinery, saving customers time and money… See more

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Establishes Engineering Center of Excellence at Iowa State University

Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic research partnership with Iowa State University to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications. The five-year initiative establishes a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence at Iowa State University… See more

Monday, May 21, 2012
Commercial Engines

P&WC Begins Compressor Demo for Next Generation Regional Turboprop Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has begun testing of the compressor for the next generation regional turboprop engine, a key step in the company's technology demonstrator program. The high-efficiency compressor is a core element of the new engine and the test hardware has already run to the full range of aerodynamic design points… See more

Monday, May 21, 2012
Commercial Engines

P&WC Sees Regional Turboprop Demand Flying High for Next Decade

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) continues to see a sustained demand for regional turboprop aircraft and estimates a market for 3,000 regional turboprop aircraft in the next 20 years, with the majority of the regional aircraft in the 70 to 100 seat capacity… See more

Friday, May 18, 2012
Leadership

Hess: ‘It's a Transformational Period in Our Core Engine Businesses'

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess was the guest of honor at the Royal Aeronautical Society's annual banquet in London on May 16. The event typically draws 400 to 500 guests from all sectors of aerospace and aligns with the society's mission of advancing aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world… See more

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Bids 'Adieu' to 720B Flying Test Bed

Pratt & Whitney Canada's trusty Boeing 720B Flying Test Bed (FTB1), dubbed "Red" because of its hallmark red and white livery, ceremoniously tipped its wings during low-pass flybys over St-Hubert, Longueuil and Mirabel on May 9. The aircraft then made its way to a well-deserved retirement, and eventual permanent display, at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario… See more

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Commercial Engines

Phenomenal! Pratt & Whitney Canada Congratulates Embraer

Embraer announced recently that it has delivered its 300th Phenom business jet, an impressive milestone for an aircraft that entered into service only in 2008. The Phenom 100 and 300 business jets are powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW617F-E and the PW535E engines, respectively… See more

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G Engine Begins First Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight on April 30, launching the engine family’s flight test program. The PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft flew on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed at the company’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre… See more

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Monarch Air Commits to Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions with Pratt & Whitney’s EcoFlight™ Solutions

Monarch Airlines selected Pratt & Whitney’s fuel conservation program, EcoFlight Solutions, reaching a 5-year agreement. The EcoFlight Solutions team has already commenced work with Monarch Airlines to develop and implement fuel-saving solutions for the airline’s fleet of 32 aircraft… See more

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Orbits Critical Communications Satellite for U.S. Military

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne upperstage propulsion successfully orbited the second in a series of Advanced Extremely High-Frequency (AEHF) communications satellites for the U.S. military, once again demonstrating the consistent reliability of its power and propulsion systems. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket… See more

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers 50th F135 Engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Pratt & Whitney has successfully delivered the 50th production F135 engine – powering Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II – to the U.S. Department of Defense… See more

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems to Deliver Biomass Heat Recovery Power Plant for West Fraser Timber Company

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver a 13 MW biomass heat recovery power plant for West Fraser Timber Company in British Columbia, Canada… See more

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Power Systems

British Sky Broadcasting, Heathrow Airport Embrace Renewable Energy

Turboden recently entered the UK market with awards for two biomass-fueled Combined Cooling, Heat and Power plants for two of the country’s most well known institutions - British Sky Broadcasting and Heathrow Airport… See more

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Leadership

P&W President Gives 'State of the Business' Briefing

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess provided a business briefing during Pratt & Whitney Media Day on Wednesday. The overview included program highlights from Commercial Engines (including a PurePower engine update), Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Pratt & Whitney Power Systems… See more

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G Engine Takes to the Skies

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight on April 30, launching the engine family’s flight test program. The PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft flew on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed at the company’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre… See more

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Commercial Engines

P&W Canada 747SP Visits Connecticut

The Pratt & Whitney Canada 747SP flying test bed flew over the Pratt & Whitney facilities in East Hartford and Middletown, Conn., on Wednesday. The aircraft, visiting Connecticut for Pratt & Whitney's Media Day, has a PurePower PW1217G engine on a specially designed stub wing… See more

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Leadership

Hess Discusses Benefits of PurePower Engine in Bloomberg Interview

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess was interviewed by Willow Bay of Bloomberg News at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday. Airlines need more efficient aircraft with fuel efficient engines, Hess said, and Pratt & Whitney’s new engine technology can help… See more

April 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Commercial Engines

PW210 Engine to Power Eurocopter's X4 Helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW210 engine has been selected by Eurocopter to power the next-generation X4 helicopter… See more

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Commercial Engines

PT6C-67E Engine for Eurocopter EC175 Certified, Moves into Production

Pratt & Whitney Canada has received Transport Canada type certification for the PT6C-67E turboshaft engine that will power Eurocopter's EC175 helicopter… See more

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Turkish Engine Center Delivers 100th Overhauled Engine to Turkish Airlines

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' Turkish Engine Center recently celebrated delivery of its 100th overhauled CFM56® engine to Turkish Airlines. The Turkish Engine Center is a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney… See more

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Commercial Engines

P&WC Powers Canada's First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight

Porter Airlines successfully conducted the first biofuel-powered revenue flight in Canada on April 17. In the successful conclusion to a test program that was launched in 2010, the airline flew one of its Bombardier Q400 turboprops from its base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa using a 50/50 blend of biofuel and Jet A1 fuel in one of its engines… See more

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

P&W Rocketdyne Celebrates Commissioning of Commercial-Scale Prototype Dry Solids Pump to Provide High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Gasification

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the commissioning of a commercial-scale dry-solids pump – a revolutionary feed system integrated with PWR’s compact gasifier to efficiently gasify coal, petcoke and other solid fuels. The dry-solids pump, located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota… See more

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Commercial Engines

GP7200 Engines Recognized for Fuel Consumption Benefit

Airbus recently revised its performance handbook to indicate that GP7200-powered A380 aircraft have been demonstrating fuel consumption levels better than previously stated. This latest revision – the third positive adjustment since 2007 - reflects an additional 0.5 percent improvement to the previous version of the performance handbook and further increases the GP7200-powered aircraft’s competitive advantage… See more

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Space Propulsion

P&W Rocketdyne Engines Successfully Boost Government Payload Into Space

The sky rumbled with the sound of a rocket launch on April 3 as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne once again demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems with the successful lift-off of a critical satellite for the U.S. government. The mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the booster and upper-stage propulsion, respectively… See more

March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Leadership

The Hill Features Hess, AIA in Sequestration Budget Battle

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess, in his role as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, described the potential impact of budget sequestration in a story published Tuesday in The Hill. The Washington, D.C.,-based publication, which covers the U.S. Congress, reported the story as Hess and AIA leaders urge legislators to put a stop to sequestration… See more

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Military Engines

P&W, Boeing Sign Engine Contract to Power U.S. Air Force’s KC-46 Tanker

Bennett Croswell of Pratt & Whitney and Maureen Dougherty of Boeing hosted a ceremonial engine contract signing event on Tuesday at Boeing’s Tanker Program Office in Mukilteo, Wash., for contracts previously awarded to Pratt & Whitney. The contracts support PW4062 engine purchases to power Boeing’s KC-46, the U.S. Air Force’s new airlift tanker… See more

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
History

Blog Features Final Look at Andrew Willgoos Turbine Laboratory

Kenneth R. Gosselin of the Hartford Courant featured the demolition of Pratt & Whitney's Andrew Willgoos Turbine Laboratory in an entry in his "Property Line" real estate blog… See more

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Commercial Engines

Saia Gives AirInsight a PurePower Program Update at ISTAT

Bob Saia, vice president, Next Generation Product Family, was interviewed by Addison Schonland of AirInsight at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Americas conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week. In the interview, Saia provides an update on the PurePower engine program… See more

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems to Host California Industrial Energy Efficiency Seminars

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS), a world leader in Organic Rankine Cycle solutions for waste heat, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal power applications, will host the California “Waste Heat to Power Road Show.” The three-day event will include experts from industry, finance and government and will focus on the importance of industrial energy efficiency… See more

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Latest Hot-Fire Test on Launch Abort Engine for Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, successfully completed a full-mission duration hot-fire test on a Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The CST-100 spacecraft, designed to transport people to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations, is in development under NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program… See more

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Commercial Engines

CPTV's 'All Things Connecticut' Features PurePower Engine

The PurePower® engine was recently featured on Connecticut Public Television's "All Things Connecticut." The "Treading Lightly" segment features Connecticut people and businesses that work to improve the environment… See more

Monday, March 5, 2012
Military Engines

North Berwick Parts Center Featured in Bangor Daily News

The Bangor (Maine) Daily News recently featured the Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center in its business section. The North Berwick plant, the largest manufacturing facility under one roof in Maine, makes commercial parts, military parts and does some aftermarket work… See more

Thursday, March 1, 2012
UTC

UTC Celebrates $1 Billion Investment in Employee Scholar Program

United Technologies believes strongly in the value of lifelong learning. That’s why the Employee Scholar Program was established in 1996 – to support employees in reaching their career and educational goals… See more

February 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Powers 200th Mission of Centaur Rocket, Places Communications Satellite for U.S. Navy into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne once again demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully powering the Centaur upper-stage rocket on its 200th mission and placing the first in a series of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellites for the U.S. Navy into orbit… See more

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Leadership

Lieberman: 'I'm Going To Fight To Keep That Eagle Flying High and Strong'

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman visited Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., this week. Company leaders, including P&W President Dave Hess, took time to thank the senator for his support throughout his four terms in the U.S. Senate. Lieberman has supported the Pratt & Whitney-powered F-22 Raptor, C-17 Globemaster III, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the selection of Boeing and Pratt & Whitney for the Air Force aerial tanker contract… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Commercial Engines

Gearing Up for Certification: PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine Test Program Progressing Rapidly

Continuing its engine certification program, Pratt & Whitney has initiated certification icing testing for its PurePower PW1524G engine that will power the Bombardier* Cseries* aircraft family. The company anticipates completing engine certification by the end of 2012… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Power Centaur Rocket Mission

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will power the Centaur upper-stage rocket on its 200th mission and to place the first in a series of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellites for the U.S. Navy into orbit on Feb. 16. The launch is scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A4-2 engine providing the upper-stage propulsion… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes J-2X Powerpack Test

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the first in a series of powerpack hot-fire tests on the J-2X engine, which is being developed for NASA to power humans further into space than ever before. Powerpack tests are designed to evaluate the full range of operating conditions of the engine's components during flight… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Teaches Singapore Polytechnic Students to Power the Future

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW – Singapore, Feb. 15, 2012 – Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Pratt & Whitney signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today enabling students to participate in an Overseas Industrial Training Program (OITP) at Pratt & Whitney’s Customer Training Center in China… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Signs Maintenance Agreements with Japan Airlines

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 15, 2012 – Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. has selected Pratt & Whitney for a Fleet Management Program agreement and a part repair agreement to provide maintenance for the airline's Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft engines and engine parts… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

Go Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 15, 2012 – Go Airlines (GoAir), a leading provider of low fare services in the growing Indian aviation market, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 72 firm A320neo aircraft. The agreement represents 144 firm PW1100G-JM engines and is anticipated to include a PureSolutionSM maintenance package. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2016… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

TransAsia Airways Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines to Power Airbus A321neo Aircraft

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 15, 2012 – TransAsia Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of six firm and six option A321neo aircraft. The deal includes a 10-year PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement for 27 engines, including spare and option engines… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of V2500® Engine Order from ICBC Valued at US$100 Million

ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC), has selected International Aero Engines to provide V2500 engines to power its fleet of 15 new A320 series aircraft. The deal is valued at US$100 million for Pratt & Whitney… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of V2500® Engine Order from Sichuan Airlines Valued at US$80 Million

Sichuan Airlines has selected International Aero Engines to provide V2500 engines to power eight new A320 series aircraft. The order includes a long-term aftermarket services agreement. The deal is valued at approximately $80 million for Pratt & Whitney… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Powers Learning with National Formosa University Students

National Formosa University (NFU) and Pratt & Whitney signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement allows NFU students to participate in a well-designed curriculum for commercial engine maintenance as well as other professional training at Pratt & Whitney’s Customer Training Center (CTC) in China… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Begins Construction on New Seletar Aerospace Park Facility

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has begun construction on the company's new facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Hawaiian Airlines Awarded First Ever Aviation Carbon Credits Using Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower® Engine Wash

Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. was awarded the first ever aviation-based carbon credit. The credits are Verified Carbon Units, issued under the requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard using a new methodology developed by Pratt & Whitney… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Asiana Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney Fleet Management Program

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 14, 2012 – Asiana Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney for a Fleet Management Program agreement to provide engine maintenance for three of the airline's Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Wins $200 Million PW4000 Advantage70™ Engine Order from Korean Air

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 14, 2012 – Korean Air selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power five new Airbus A330 aircraft… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Receives Maintenance Contract to Support F100 Engines for Royal Jordanian Air Force

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Feb. 14, 2012 – Pratt & Whitney has received a $19.2 million Material Management Program (MMP) contract with three, one-year options from the United States Air Force in support of F100-PW-220E engines powering the Royal Jordanian Air Force fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Feb. 14, 2012 – The Boeing Company has recognized Pratt & Whitney as a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award winner. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Turbine Overhaul Services Celebrates 30th Anniversary

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 14, 2012 – 2012 marks 30 years since the formation of Turbine Overhaul Services (TOS), a Singapore-based joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Limited (ST Aerospace)… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Military Engines

F119 Engine Marks Major Milestone

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Feb. 14, 2012 – Pratt & Whitney’s F119, the world’s first fifth-generation engine and the predecessor to the F135, has surpassed the 200,000 flight hour milestone powering Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Military Engines

F135 Exceeds 20,000 Total Engine Hours

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Feb. 14, 2012 – Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine – exclusively powering Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II – exceeded 20,000 total engine hours while powering the fleet of F-35 flight test aircraft… See more

Friday, February 10, 2012
Military Engines

Flight: P&W-Powered F-16s Delivered to Pakistan

Flight International reports that Pakistan recently received three F-16D Block 52 aircraft from the United States. The Block 52 aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines… See more

Friday, February 10, 2012
Military Engines

AvWeek: Royal Air Force Adding a C-17

Aviation Week reports that the United Kingdom plans to add another C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to its fleet. The Royal Air Force now has seven C-17s in its fleet… See more

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Military Engines

Sixth Lot of F135 Engines 'Powers The World'

The Connecticut Business News Journal recently reported on Pratt & Whitney's recent $194.1 million contract award for F135 engines… See more

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Power Systems

FT4000 SWIFTPAC Featured in Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production

Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production reports on the FT4000 in an article published this week… See more

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Power Systems

BSkyB Uses Power Systems / Turboden Technology

Biomass Magazine and the Forest Business Network reported on the installation of a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems / Turboden Organic Rankine Cycle turbine at the BSkyB studio in London… See more

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Power Systems

'Unique Advantage' of P&W Power Systems Products

Swift Tarbell of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems discusses the advantages of the PWPS product portfolio in this story in the UK-based Gas To Power Journal. The FT8 MOBILEPAC, FT8 SWIFTPAC, FT4000 SWIFTPAC and Organic Rankine Cycle products are mentioned in the article… See more

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Commercial Engines

ATW: IAE V2500 - The Engine of Choice

Air Transport World features a video overview of International Aero Engines. The video reports that IAE was due to assemble its 5,000th V2500 engine in January. Click here to view the video via ATW online… See more

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Signs Agreement for Commercial-Scale Gasification Demonstration Plant in China

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has signed a negotiation framework agreement with two energy industry leaders to design, construct and operate a commercial-scale advanced gasification demonstration plant in China’s central eastern Henan Province. The agreement is a key step toward commercializing technology designed to lower the cost of coal gasification and provide an alternative fuel source that reduces water use and carbon dioxide emissions… See more

January 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Commercial Engines

Epstein Talks (Geared Turbofan) Technology with Airplane Geeks

Alan Epstein, vice president, Technology & Environment, Pratt & Whitney, is featured on episode No. 182 of the Airplane Geeks podcast. In a 32-minute interview with Max Flight and friends, Epstein fields questions about the history and evolution of the geared turbofan technology, the benefits of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine, and the engine's impact on the marketplace… See more

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Space Propulsion

NASA: J-2X Begins New Series of Tests

NASA is set to begin a series of tests on the powerpack for the J-2X engine. The tests, at the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center, will evaluate a full range of operating conditions… See more

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Military Engines

F-35 Performs First Night Flight

This video from Lockheed Martin shows the first night flight in the history of the F-35 Program… See more

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Leadership

P&W Rocketdyne Vice President Interviewed on 'Space Show'

Steve Bouley, vice president, Launch Vehicle and Hypersonic Systems, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, was a guest on the Jan. 18 edition of The Space Show. In a 60-minute interview with Dr. David Livingston, Bouley discusses the RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines, which power the Delta IV; the evolution of hypersonic technology and other subjects… See more

Friday, January 20, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engines Power the Rocket Boosting the Latest Communications Satellite for U.S. Department of Defense

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully boosting the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the booster and upper-stage propulsion, respectively… See more

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Space Propulsion

P&W Rocketdyne to Power Launch of Communications Satellite

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne stands poised to power the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) communications satellites for the U.S. military on Jan. 19. This launch is scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing booster and upper-stage propulsion, respectively… See more

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Power Systems

Environmental Leader: BSkyB Uses Turboden Technology to Lower Emissions

Environmental Leader reports that BSkyB will use a Turboden Organic Rankine Cycle turbine to generate power, hot water and chilled water for its new main studio campus. BSkyB aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and improve its energy efficiency… See more

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Space Propulsion

NASA: RS-25D Engines Heading to Stennis

NASA is moving 15 RS-25D engines from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The RS-25D engines - better known as the Space Shuttle Main Engine - are being "repurposed" to power the core stage of the Space Launch System, according to NASA… See more

Friday, January 13, 2012
Military Engines

Lockheed Martin: F-35 Program Exceeds 2011 Flight Test Goals

Lockheed Martin announced this week that the F-35 flight test program exceeded its goals for 2011. The System Development and Demonstration program flew 972 flights and verified 7,823 test points, against a plan of 872 flights and 6,622 test points… See more

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Military Engines

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Two Marine Corps F-35s to Eglin

Lockheed Martin reports that the first two production model F-35B short takeoff / vertical landing aircraft were delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 11. The aircraft - BF-6 and BF-8 - arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., after ferry flights from Fort Worth, Texas… See more

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded $194M F135 Long-Lead Production Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $194,097,296 long-lead production contract for F135 engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. The low rate initial production (LRIP) contract covers long-lead materials for the sixth lot of F135 engines, and provides Pratt & Whitney the ability to start procuring long-lead items for production engines… See more

Monday, January 9, 2012
Leadership

Hartford Business: Engine Alliance President on a Mission

The Hartford Business Journal has named Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones to its list of "5 To Watch In 2012" for her role on the Connecticut Airport Authority Board of Directors… See more

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Commercial Engines

Bangalore Aviation: PurePower Engine is 'Aviation Technology of the Year'

Bangalore Aviation named the Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine its "Aviation Technology of the Year" for 2011… See more

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Leadership

United Technologies Corp. Chairman and CEO Louis Chênevert Named Person of the Year by Aviation Week

Aviation Week has selected Louis R. Chênevert, chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), parent company to aerospace giants Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Hamilton Sundstrand, as its 2011 Person of the Year. With a series of bold — and surprising — deals, Chênevert ensured Pratt & Whitney's resurgence, while reinvigorating UTC as a force to be reckoned with in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries… See more

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded Contract for F135 Engine Production Worth Up To $1.12B

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney an undefinitized contract award (UCA) not to exceed $1,122,306,649 for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low rate initial production (LRIP) 5 contract which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements… See more