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PRATT & WHITNEY NEWS

June 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014
History, Featured

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

April 2014

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

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

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

November 2013

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

October 2013

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

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

August 2012

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

March 2012

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