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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