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December 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Community

East Hartford Fourth Graders Take Part in Pratt & Whitney-sponsored SOAR for Science Program at New England Air Museum

For over a dozen years now, Pratt & Whitney has supported East Hartford (Conn.) Public Schools participation in the New England Air Museum's SOAR for Science program. The program teaches students specific concepts of flight through discussion, demonstration and hands-on activity. … See more

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Participate in 'JA in a Day' at Norris Elementary School

Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" is a fun and effective way for children in grades Kindergarten through 6 to experience valuable lessons about business and economics in an exciting one-day event. … See more

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Funds and Helps Prepare Weekend-Long Camp Experience for 'Hole in the Wall Gang Camp' Families

Pratt & Whitney employees dedicated a recent Wednesday to participate in a Helping Hands Workday program at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn., with the purpose of preparing camp grounds for the arrival of a special group of campers that Friday. … See more

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Helps Kick Off Middletown's 28th Annual Holiday on Main

A array of festivities kicked off the 28th annual Holiday on Main in Middletown, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 29, including the lighting of four trees along Main Street, a parade, refreshments, hayrides, a visit by the Berenstain Bears, a carol sing and much more. … See more

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Diversity

Pratt & Whitney, UTC's Supplier Diversity Programs Profiled in Diversity/Careers Magazine

Diversity/Careers Magazine is featuring a story in its latest issue called "Diverse Suppliers Bring Flexibility and Value," about Pratt & Whitney and UTC's supplier diversity programs. … See more

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Dallas Airfoil Repair Operations Employees Celebrate United Way Day of Caring

Pratt & Whitney employees at Dallas Airfoil Repair Operations in Grand Prairie, Texas, recently had the opportunity to give back to their local United Way agency, The Parenting Center. … See more

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Community

Ground Breaking Signals Raymond Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project; Pratt & Whitney to Provide Additional Funding

State and local officials were on hand at the recent ground breaking ceremony which signaled the beginning of the expansion of East Hartford's Raymond Public Library. … See more

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Community

UTC Employee Veterans March in Connecticut Veterans Parade

Approximately 40 United Technologies veterans from across the company came together to march in the Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 3. … See more

Monday, November 11, 2013
Commercial Engines

IAE Statement on Spirit Airlines Incident

A Spirit Airlines V2500-powered Airbus A319 bound from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 9 experienced an incident shortly after take-off. … See more

Friday, November 8, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant Funds Garden Overhaul and Construction Project at Billings Forge

Phase one of a local garden construction project is now complete at Billings Forge Community Works in Hartford, Conn., thanks to many volunteer man hours, skill and, of course, money. … See more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Environment, Health and Safety

People, Planet, Power™: P&W Environmental Sustainability History, Successes and 2025 Goals Featured in Manufacturing.net Article

Manufacturing.net is featuring a story in its latest issue called "A Balancing Act: Jets, Sustainability And Innovation," about Pratt & Whitney's successful and innovative 15-year history of reducing the impact of its manufacturing facilities and products on the environment for its customers, employees, and the communities in which they work and live. … See more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Power Spinners Raise Over $30,000 for MS

The Pratt & Whitney Power Spinners put their wheels in motion for a good cause during the Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour on Oct. 19-20, and in the process, raised over $30,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Friday, November 1, 2013
Community

Hartford's Lozada Park Receives Maintenance and New Plantings Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant

Lozada Park in Hartford's north end received a major facelift recently, thanks to a $5,000 grant and volunteer manpower - both provided by Pratt & Whitney. … 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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Community

Indian Notch Park Installs New Rain Garden Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Grant

On Oct. 19, the Friends of Bolton Lake installed a rain garden at Indian Notch Park on Lower Bolton Lake in Bolton, Conn., thanks to a Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant. … See more

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 18, 2013
Commercial Engines

IAE Statement on Spirit Airlines Flight 165

A Spirit Airlines V2500®-powered A319 bound from Dallas to Atlanta on Oct. 15, experienced an incident shortly after take-off. The plane returned to Dallas and landed safely. … See more

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Turn Out to Make 20th Annual Hartford Marathon a Success

The ING Hartford Marathon relies on more than 2,000 volunteers each year to stage their full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K, Kids Race and Relay events, so it was no surprise to find approximately two dozen Pratt & Whitney employees hard at work in the chilly, wee morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12. … See more

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Take to the River During Annual Source to Sea Cleanup

Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers converge on the Connecticut River and its tributaries to join in an extraordinary event aimed at cleaning the river system for a safer, healthier and more vibrant environment. … 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

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Spiffies Up Hockanum Elementary School During Green Apple Day of Service

The Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Pratt & Whitney was among several leading firms in Connecticut that joined in on the action. … See more

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Teams Raise Over $3,900 for Diabetes Research

Each year in the United States, more than 200 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walks to Cure Diabetes are held, comprised of over 900,000 participants, all taking "steps" to raise money for type-one diabetes research. … 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

Monday, October 7, 2013
UTC

United Technologies Cancels Furlough Plans

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has canceled plans to furlough employees at its aerospace businesses following the recall of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) inspectors responsible for auditing and approving operations throughout the manufacturing process for military products. … 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

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

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Leadership

Hess Touts Innovation in Aero Club Remarks

Pratt & Whitney President David P. Hess was the keynote speaker at the Aero Club of Washington's luncheon series earlier today in Washington, D.C. Approximately 150 industry, media and government officials were in attendance for the event. … See more

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Remains Committed to Mid-size Aircraft Market Segment

In October 2011, Rolls-Royce and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) announced their intention to form a new joint venture to develop an engine to power future mid-size (120-230 passenger) aircraft. Following further discussion and because of the current regulatory environment, the parties have agreed not to proceed with the partnership. … See more

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Community

Nearly $6,000 Raised for United Way at Pratt & Whitney Runway Run and Walk

Runners weathered some unseasonably hot temperatures as they took part in the 16th annual Pratt & Whitney Runway Run 5K and 1.5 mile walk at East Hartford's Rentschler Field on Sept. 11. … See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Commercial Engines

PurePower® Engine Powers Bombardier CSeries First Flight: 'You Could Hardly Hear The Take-Off'

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine successfully powered Bombardier's new CSeries* airplane for its maiden flight on Monday. … See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Takes Part in United Way Year of Caring Early Childhood Education Event

A fun-filled morning of activities and entertainment were on tap for children and their families on Aug. 24 during a special event at Hartford's Bushnell Park. Called the "Making Early Learning Come Alive! Block Party," the festivities were but one of a number of United Way volunteer projects happening in Connecticut communities during the 2013 United Way Year of Caring series. … 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

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Community

P&W AeroPower Employees Promote High-Tech Careers through MESA Alliance

Demands for engineers, scientists and other high-tech professionals are at an all-time high, yet only 6 percent of high school students nationwide are expected to obtain college degrees one day in math-related fields. … 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

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney-sponsored Rubber Chicken Run Raises More Than $5,000 for Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

In order to fulfill the company's philanthropic goals, Pratt & Whitney donates to and/or sponsors countless charitable causes each year. On Aug. 15, a unique 5K cross-country race was on Pratt & Whitney's agenda. … See more

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney On Track, On Time to Deliver First PW1200G Engine

Pratt & Whitney is proud of its long standing partnership with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. … See more

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Offer Hands-On Fun at Camp Nowashe

According to the YMCA website, approximately 9 million youth and 12 million adults participate in camps across the U.S. in 10,000 communities each year. … See more

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on UPS Flight 1354

The UPS aircraft involved in an accident in Birmingham, Ala., today was powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. … See more

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Human Resources

Statement on Workforce Reductions at Pratt & Whitney

Today Pratt & Whitney is reducing its salaried workforce by approximately 400 positions company-wide, including approximately 200 positions in Connecticut, effective immediately. … See more

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Leadership

Senator Blumenthal Flies F-35 Simulator at P&W Middletown Engine Center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Pratt & Whitney Middletown, Conn., facility on Aug. 5. During his visit, hosted by Chief Operating Officer Paul Adams, Blumenthal spoke with employees and experienced the F-35 Lightning II simulator on site. … See more

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Georgia Employees Participate in Girls Inc. Clothing Drive

Pratt & Whitney Georgia employees recently took part in a Girls Inc. Back to School Clothing distribution volunteer day. … See more

Friday, August 2, 2013
Community

UTC Employees Honored as 'Hartford's Finest' by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Three UTC employees representing Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) were recently recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) as a part of this year's class of "Hartford's Finest." … See more

July 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Commercial Engines

U.S. Vice President Biden Visits Pratt & Whitney Facility in Singapore

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Eagle Services Asia, Pratt & Whitney's Singapore-based engine overhaul facility, on July 27, while touring the country as part of a six-day trade and diplomatic trip that also included a stop in India earlier in the week. … See more

Friday, July 26, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney PRIDE Hosts Spring Cleanup

Pratt & Whitney's PRIDE group held its sixth annual spring cleanup event at Health Collective East, the Manchester, Conn., location of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC). … See more

Friday, July 26, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney On Track, On Time to Deliver First PW1200G Engine

Pratt & Whitney is proud of its long standing partnership with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. … See more

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on PW1100G-JM Engine Testing

Pratt & Whitney conducts extensive ground and flight tests to validate and optimize the engine design prior to engine certification. We intentionally run the engine well beyond design limits to validate the integrity of the design. … See more

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Wins Corporate Team Trophy in Citizens Bank 5K

Middletown's Main Street was brimming with activity on July 10, as live music blared and street performers juggled, hula hooped and performed acrobatic stunts of all kinds. … See more

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Community

North Berwick Employees Participate in Multiple Sclerosis Plane Pull

Employees from the Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center recently participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Plane Pull benefitting the Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower Employees Support United Way's Virtual Book Drive

Nearly two dozen Pratt & Whitney AeroPower employees joined forces with the United Way on June 21 during an annual Virtual Book Drive that provided thousands of summer reading books to low-income children throughout San Diego County. … See more

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Asiana Airlines Accident in San Francisco

On July 6, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines was involved in an accident at San Francisco International Airport. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Leadership

DeFrank Participates in Brookings' 'The American Economic Recovery and the Defense Industry'

Pratt & Whitney's Jay DeFrank, vice president, Communications and Government Relations, participated in the Brookings Institute's panel discussion titled "The American Economic Recovery and the Defense Industry," held earlier today in Washington, D.C. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Community

P&W Engineer Uses Expertise to Make Difference in Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders

Pratt & Whitney engineer Michael Reiter recently travelled to Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders to help a small community improve its water resources. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Community

Kids Exercise STEM Skills in Fun-Filled CPEP Challenge Day Event

Just as the name suggests, CPEP, Catalysts Powering Educational Performance, is a program that serves as a catalyst to increase children's interest and attitude towards future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. … 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

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Community

200 Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Lend a Hand at Travelers Championship

When the Travelers Championship drew tens of thousands of golf fans to the TPC River Highlands last week for Connecticut's annual PGA Tour stop, Pratt & Whitney volunteers pitched in to ensure that things ran smoothly. … See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Engineers Inspire Middle School Students at Annual Career Day

Eighth graders at East Hartford Middle School, as well as 62 science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) students from area magnet schools, learned about many career opportunities during the annual Career Day at EHMS. … See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Community, Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Joins UTC in Singapore to Pledge to Save Water

More than 1,000 UTC employees and their families joined about 35,000 people in Singapore in an effort to highlight the importance of water conservation during the annual World Water Day. … 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

Friday, May 24, 2013
Commercial Engines

International Aero Engines Statement on British Airways Flight 762

On May 24, a British Airways V2500-powered Airbus A319 bound from London to Oslo experienced an incident shortly after take-off. The plane returned to Heathrow. International Aero Engines is working with authorities and the operator to assess the situation. … See more

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Statement on the Findings of Phase 3 of the Connecticut Cancer Study

The findings from industry-leading researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois at Chicago found no connection between glioblastoma and the workplace. … See more

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Power to Read Volunteer Tutors Honored at Special Breakfast

Faculty, staff and administrators gathered on the morning of May 9 to offer their appreciation, as well as an enticing spread of fruits, pastries and other goodies, and to read a humorous, yet heartfelt, "Ode to Our Tutors" to the volunteers. … See more

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Leadership

Women Can 'Take Charge' and Build a Successful Career, Lockheed Martin CEO Tells Women's Leadership Forum

The door to advancement in business for women is wide open, but success requires commitment and sometimes sacrifice, the head of the company that makes the F-35 Lightning II fighter told an audience of more than 900 at Pratt & Whitney's Women's Leadership Forum. … See more

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

Friday, May 3, 2013
Engineering, Leadership

Recognizing the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators

Tom Prete, vice president, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, recently participated as a blue ribbon judge in the national finals of the Real World Design Challenge held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington, D.C. … See more

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Commercial Engines

Check Out the Latest PurePower® Engine Newsletter

Pratt & Whitney Marketing recently released its latest PurePower® PW1000G engine newsletter, which details the latest developments in Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine programs. … 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

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Leadership

Hess Participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Aviation Summit

Pratt & Whitney President Dave Hess participated in a panel discussion during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Aviation Summit held today in Washington, D.C. … See more

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Leadership

Sen. Murphy Vows to Battle Sequestration During Visit to Pratt & Whitney

Automatic federal spending cuts pose a risk to some of Connecticut's major employers, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Wednesday, and legislators must work toward a deficit reduction that does not jeopardize national defense programs. … See more

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Receives Advertising Award from Air Transport World Magazine

Pratt & Whitney's "global wingspan" advertisement - highlighting the company's worldwide maintenance, repair and overhaul network - received the gold award in the Engine Maintenance & Support category at Air Transport World's 39th Annual AdAwards reception, held March 26 in Washington, D.C. … See more

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

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

February 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Commercial Engines

Transport Canada Certifies Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney announced that Pratt & Whitney has successfully achieved Transport Canada type certification of its first PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine – the PW1500G engine that will power Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Engineering

P&W Engineer Anita Rebarchak One of ASME's 'New Faces of Engineering'

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines employee Anita Rebarchak was selected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME's) to appear in the "New Faces of Engineering," a recognition program coinciding with National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23). … See more

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Donates Two Turbofan Engines to Embry-Riddle

Pratt & Whitney donated two turbofan engines, a JT8D-15A engine and a PW4062 engine, to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to help enhance the University's aerospace engineering education and research programs. … See more

Monday, February 11, 2013
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Chief Operating Officer Paul Adams Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Chief Operating Officer (COO) Paul Adams was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the NAE announced Feb. 7. This honor is among the highest professional distinctions for an engineer. … See more

January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Expands Global Footprint with First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines. … See more

Monday, January 21, 2013
Community

Augie & Ray's Unveils 'The Eaglewich' to Honor Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney earned a place of honor at an East Hartford, Conn., eatery on Monday when "The Eaglewich" joined the menu at Augie & Ray's. The landmark diner, a local fixture for more than 60 years, dedicated its new chicken sandwich to its longtime Main Street neighbor. … See more

Monday, January 7, 2013
Leadership

Sequestration Still Threatens Connecticut, Panelists Tell State Business Leaders

Automatic federal spending cuts still pose a significant risk to government contractors in Connecticut, defense industry experts told state business leaders on Friday, and the state must position itself to be competitive amid increased budget pressures in the coming years. … See more