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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