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December 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on F-35 MRO&U Assignments for Asia Pacific Region

Pratt & Whitney would like to congratulate Australia and Japan for being selected to provide regional maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the F135 engine in the Asia Pacific region. … See more

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on F135 Engine MRO&U Announcement

Pratt & Whitney would like to congratulate Turkey, Norway, and the Netherlands for being selected to provide regional maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the F135 engine in Europe. … See more

November 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Military Engines

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

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

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

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

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

September 2014

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

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 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

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

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

December 2013

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

October 2013

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2013

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

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

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

December 2012

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

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

October 2012

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

June 2012

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

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

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

March 2012

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

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

February 2012

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

January 2012

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

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

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