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PRATT & WHITNEY NEWS

July 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Operations, Featured

Reading, Writing … Machining: Learning Expands from Classroom to Floor

Class is in session in North Berwick, Maine, for Tom Teague and classmate Nicholas Rizeakos. … See more

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Operations, Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Sees Bright Future in Additive Manufacturing

In the 1980s, Pratt & Whitney began working with additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing. Since then, the company has produced more than 100,000 prototype parts. … See more

Monday, July 13, 2015
Operations, Global Supply Chain

P&W, Supplier Gold Highlighted at White House Forum

Pratt & Whitney's success with the game-changing PurePower® engine also created a challenge for the company. … See more

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Community, Operations

North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis; Win in Both Competition Categories

Two Pratt & Whitney North Berwick teams recently participated in the Portland International Jetport's Plane Pull, returning for the 11th year to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's fundraiser. … See more

May 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015
Aftermarket, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Operations

U.S. Elected Officials Visit Pratt & Whitney PSD, Promote Growth

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark. visited Pratt & Whitney PSD to recognize the growth and investment made at the facility. … See more

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Manufacturing, Operations

Never Too Old to Learn: New Pratt & Whitney Employees Embark on Career Path Through Education

Turning nothing into something is what magnetized David Osisek into machining. … See more

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Leadership, Operations, Manufacturing

P&W Featured on Bloomberg's 'Taking Stock with Pimm Fox'

Pratt & Whitney's use of its new horizontal assembly line, updates on the F135 engine and the benefits of the PurePower engine were highlighted on Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock with Pimm Fox" last Friday. … See more

Friday, May 1, 2015
Leadership, Manufacturing, Operations

Pratt & Whitney's Joe Sylvestro to Appear on Bloomberg TV Tonight

The story about Pratt & Whitney's ramp up, manufacturing technology and its new production systems will be highlighted on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock" hosted by Pimm Fox airing tonight at 5:30 p.m. EDT. … See more

April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Operations, Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney People

Heat, Flames Keep Pratt & Whitney Employee 'Fired Up' About His Job

One could say Michael Dixon, working lead, Disk Heat Treat Cell at Georgia Forgings, is used to feeling the heat about his job. … See more

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Operations, Diversity

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Honors Veterans with Wall

How can we say "thank you" enough? How can we make it mean something? … See more

Monday, April 13, 2015
Manufacturing, Operations, Innovation, Commercial Engines

The First of Many: Engine Center Team Completes First Horizontal Build

The magic often casts its spell in our youth. The wonderment of flight can be explained scientifically to a child, yet the lesson fails to erase the mysticism of it all. … See more

February 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Operations, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Leadership is Part of Middletown's Past, Present and Future

Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Engine Center is a place that customers and industry leaders always want to see. … See more

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Operations, Leadership

Joe Sylvestro Chosen for Esteemed National Panel

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced Sylvestro's appointment to the Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council. … See more

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Operations

Embracing the Pressure: Isothermal Press Key to Supporting Parts Ramp

He stands before a technological marvel, a work station that is basically unlike anything else in the world. … See more

January 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: The What, How and Why of Lasers in Manufacturing

Terry Madore, airfoil cell operator, Hot Section Module Center – East Hartford, explains lasers from a manufacturing perspective. … See more

Monday, January 12, 2015
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: What Keeps Pratt & Whitney's Turbine Airfoils Flying

Pratt & Whitney's technologically advanced coatings are what keeps turbine airfoils aloft, according to Dave Bonsall, general manager, Hot Section Module Centers. … See more

December 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: Bright and Beautiful From a Manufacturing Perspective

Wade Maynard, production readiness manager, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center, highlights some of the reasons his facility is bright, beautiful and ready for the production ramp-up. … See more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Operations

New Sonic Technician Learning Importance of Pratt & Whitney's Legacy, Emphasis on Quality

Excitement and butterflies are often mixed when Keith Hines takes the turn off Macon Road in Midland, Georgia, to start his work day. … See more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: An Inside Look at Lean Manufacturing

Jamie Forry, senior quality inspector and ACE pilot, Pratt & Whitney Amercon, provides an inside look at lean manufacturing and what that means to Amercon employees. … See more

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: Technology is Critical to Success

Jeffrey Edwards, deputy general manager, Pratt & Whitney Amercon, explains what needs to happen from an operator's perspective to achieve success in manufacturing complex jet engine hardware. … See more

Friday, December 12, 2014
Operations, Leadership, Innovation

Innovation Continues to be Pratt & Whitney's Legacy

Pratt & Whitney has a long history of bringing innovation and new technology to the marketplace, and the company is repeating that cycle again with its new engine products and its latest manufacturing processes. … See more

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: Five-Axis Machining Means Improvements in Quality, Speed

In this video, Kevin McDonnell, deputy director of Engineering, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center, talks about the benefits of five-axis machining. … See more

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: Creating a Mirror Image of Lean

In this video, Frank Rzeznikiewicz, general manager, Pratt & Whitney Amercon, talks about creating a "mirror image" of lean manufacturing - from the legacy side of the business - in the newly expanded facility in Middletown, Pennsylvania. … See more

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: How to Revamp and Produce at the Same Time

In this video, Ted Sluis, operations manager, Next Generation Product Family, Pratt & Whitney Middletown Engine Center, explains how the Engine Center completely redesigned the assembly floor while meeting engine delivery requirements. … See more

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: What It Takes to Create a 'Perfect' Jet Engine Assembly Facility

In this video, Matt Bavar, engine assembly mechanic, Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach, shares his experience in creating a perfect jet engine assembly facility using the Production Preparation Process (3P). … See more

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: Why Horizontal is Better Than Vertical When Assembling Jet Engines

In this video, John Guidone, product director, Pratt & Whitney Middletown Engine Center, explains the big move to the horizontal assembly of jet engines. … See more

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: The Common Denominator for Success

The production ramp up is fast becoming a reality throughout Pratt & Whitney. To learn more about what that means to employees, we are launching the "Profiling the Production Ramp Up" video series, featuring Pratt & Whitney employees from across the enterprise. … See more

October 2014

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

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

September 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2014

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

January 2014

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

December 2013

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

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

June 2013

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

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

March 2013

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