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February 2014

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

January 2014

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

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

November 2013

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

October 2013

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 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

September 2013

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

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

August 2013

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

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

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
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

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

May 2013

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

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

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

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

November 2012

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

September 2012

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

July 2012

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
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

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

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

May 2012

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

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

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

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
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

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

March 2012

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

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

February 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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