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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