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July 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Engineering, Operations, History

Pratt & Whitney Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking for State-of-the-Art Global Headquarters and Engineering Facility

Pratt & Whitney held a ceremonial groundbreaking here today for its new state-of-the-art 425,000-square-foot building that will serve as the company's global headquarters and world-class engineering facility. … See more

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Engineering, Community

Pratt & Whitney and Supplier Partners Celebrate Expansion of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust Residential Facility for Girls

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and its supplier partners today announced the expansion of the girls dormitory in cooperation with the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (KGNMT) in Hyderabad, India. … See more

Monday, July 13, 2015
Engineering, Community

Pratt & Whitney and Supplier Partners Celebrate Inauguration of 10 E-Learning Centers at Public Schools in Bengaluru, India

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and its supplier partners today celebrated the inauguration of 10 e-learning centers across public schools in Bengaluru. … See more

June 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Air Serbia Signs V-Services(SM) Agreement for V2500® Engine Fleet

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, has entered into a V-Services Fixed Price Agreement to maintain its 21 V2500 engines. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

CALC Orders PurePower® Engines for A320neo Aircraft

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to power 18 Airbus A320neo aircraft with Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Auxiliary Power Units, Paris Air Show 2015

Air India Selects Pratt & Whitney AeroPower for 787 Auxiliary Power Unit Repair Support

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower has signed a long-term repair support agreement for the APS5000 auxiliary power unit (APU) with Air India Ltd., for its fleet of seven future and 20 existing Boeing 787-8 series aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Engine Alliance Delivers Steady Improvements in GP7200 Performance, Reliability and Durability

The GP7200 engine is exceeding performance expectations with the incorporation of the high pressure turbine (HPT) upgrade announced at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

China Eastern Airlines Signs 12-Year V-Services(SM) Agreement

China Eastern Airlines has signed a 12-year V-Services Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA) for its 10 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Quality, Paris Air Show 2015

Airbus Recognizes V2500 Engine Program as Best Industrial Performer

Airbus, recognizing continuous quality improvement initiatives, awarded the 2014 Best Industrial Performer in the engines and nacelles supplier category to the V2500 engine program. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Operations, Paris Air Show 2015

Northeast Logistics Center to Usher in Global Logistics Transformation at Pratt & Whitney

The opening of the Northeast Logistics Center (NELC) in Londonderry, New Hampshire, this month marks a new chapter for material flow and introduces a significant process change in how logistics is managed at Pratt & Whitney. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Korean Air Selects Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engines to Power 30 Firm plus 20 Option A321neos

Korean Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt & Whitney to provide its PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for 30 firm plus 20 option A321neo aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

SMBC Aviation Capital Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for A320neo Order

SMBC Aviation Capital, the world's third largest aircraft lessor, has chosen Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G-JM engine to power 30 of its Airbus A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine MRO Network Formalized

Pratt & Whitney and its OEM collaborators, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) and MTU Aero Engines AG (MTU), signed a definitive agreement formalizing a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network through International Aero Engines LLC and naming initial locations where PW1100G-JM engine maintenance visits will be performed. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Wizz Air Receives Pure-V™ Recognition

Wizz Air has been awarded with Pure-V™ designation for maintaining its fleet of more than 120 V2500® engines to OEM standards and incorporating only OEM-approved parts and repairs. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

SAS Selects V-Services(SM) for 50 V2500® Engines

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has signed a 5-year V-Services(SM) Fixed Price Repair Agreement to manage 50 V2500® engines. The agreement will cover installed engines on SAS's fleet of 25 Airbus aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Military Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney, Levett Engineering Continue Partnership in Australia for the F135 Engine and F-35 Lightning II

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), has signed a long term agreement (LTA) with Levett Engineering for the manufacture of critical F135 engine components. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Air New Zealand Extends V2500® Engine Maintenance Agreement

Air New Zealand has signed a Maintenance Services Agreement extension with the Pratt & Whitney Christchurch Engine Centre to maintain its fleet of 58 V2500® engines for an additional five years supporting the airline's Airbus A320 operations. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

First PurePower® Engine for Embraer E190-E2 Initiates Testing

Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly and is initiating testing of the first PurePower PW1900G test engine at its facility in East Hartford, Connecticut. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Wizz Air Selects V2500® Engines for 17 Aircraft Order

Wizz Air has selected the V2500 engine to power a new fleet of 17 previously announced Airbus A321ceo family aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Engineering, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Dr. Alan Epstein Awarded Aircraft Engine Technology Award by American Society of Mechanical Engineering

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) yesterday awarded to Dr. Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney's vice president, Technology & Environment, its prestigious Aircraft Engine Technology Award. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Aircastle to Support Embraer E-Jet E2s Powered by PurePower® Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an Engine Support Agreement supporting off-wing maintenance for up to 25 Embraer E-Jet E2s, powered by PurePower engines. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

BOC Aviation Chooses the V2500® Engine for A320ceo Order

BOC Aviation has selected the V2500 engine to power an additional 14 Airbus A320ceo family aircraft. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Turkish Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines to Power Order of 72 Firm and 20 Option Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 72 firm and 20 option A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney Prepared to Support GTF™ Engine Customers

In preparation for entry into service in late 2015, Pratt & Whitney has accelerated a variety of activities to ensure customers have a strong support network in place before they begin flying Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Paris Air Show 2015

Big Data to Improve Pratt & Whitney Engine Performance

Pratt & Whitney is undertaking 14 different big data analytics projects in 2015 to improve engine performance and service offerings for customers. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Military Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Powers USS Wasp Sea Trials; F135 on Track for U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Initial Operational Capability

Pratt & Whitney powered the first shipboard Marine Corps F-35B operational test from the USS Wasp from May 18-29 off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Military Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Performs First Engine Start and Ground Run in the First F-35 Assembled Outside U.S.

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II, successfully completed its first engine start and ground run in the first F-35 assembled outside of the United States. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Military Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Hot Section Demonstrates Full-Life Capability

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II, has successfully demonstrated full-life capability during accelerated mission testing (AMT) at Arnold Engine Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Operations, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney Receives FAA Production Certification for PW1100G-JM Engine

Pratt & Whitney recently received Federal Aviation Administration approval to add the PW1100G-JM engine that will power the Airbus A320neo aircraft to its production portfolio. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Azul to Support E195-E2 Jets Powered by PurePower® Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Azul have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Fleet Management Program supporting off-wing maintenance for 30 firm Embraer E195-E2 jets plus options for 20 aircraft, powered by PurePower® engines. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2015

CIT Selects the V2500® Engine for A321ceo Order

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) yesterday inducted Dr. Jayant Sabnis, Pratt & Whitney's vice president, Engineering – Module Centers, recognizing him among the state's leading experts in science, engineering and technology. … See more

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Paris Air Show 2015

Pratt & Whitney Media Events at the 2015 Paris Air Show

Pratt & Whitney will host several media briefings and announce several new business and supplier long-term agreements throughout the Paris Air Show. … See more

May 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Engineering

Pratt & Whitney's Jayant Sabnis Inducted into Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) yesterday inducted Dr. Jayant Sabnis, Pratt & Whitney's vice president, Engineering – Module Centers, recognizing him among the state's leading experts in science, engineering and technology. … See more

Monday, May 18, 2015
Commercial Engines

Successful Gulfstream G500 First Flight: A New Milestone for PurePower® PW800 Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today announced that its PurePower® PW814GA engine has achieved another key milestone by successfully powering the first flight of the new Gulfstream G500 long-range business jet. … See more

Monday, May 18, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada's New PW307D Engine Granted Type Certification

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is proud to announce that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW307D turbofan engine. … See more

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement to Provide Data Management Service for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft's Health Management System

Bombardier announced today that it has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft. … See more

April 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ Engine Wins Gold Edison Award™

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine has been awarded Gold in the transportation - aviation category of the 2015 Edison Awards™. … See more

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Selects Christchurch Engine Center for Geared Turbofan™ Engine MRO Network

Pratt & Whitney has named Christchurch Engine Center as one of the first facilities in its Geared Turbofan™ engine MRO network to provide maintenance and overhaul services for the PW1100G-JM engine. … See more

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Commercial Engines

Air New Zealand Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for A320neo Family Aircraft

Air New Zealand has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for 13 firm A320neo family aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Powers X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Aerial Refueling

The Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) has successfully performed an autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) flight test off the coast of Maryland and Virginia powered by Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system. … See more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Environment, Health & Safety, Sustainability

Pratt & Whitney Cites Sustainability Goals and Milestones as it Observes Earth Day 2015

In recognition of the 45th annual observance of Earth Day in the United States and its own 90th anniversary, Pratt & Whitney is marking its progress toward minimizing the impact of its operations and products on the planet. … See more

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Commercial Engines, Aftermarket, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Finnair Signs 12-Year V-Services(SM) FHA

Finnair has signed an exclusive, 12-year V-Services Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA) to manage 10 V2500® engines. … See more

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney Continues to Build Production Readiness with More Than $18 Billion in Supplier Long-Term Agreements

In anticipation of a significant increase in engine production, Pratt & Whitney has signed nearly 200 long-term agreements involving a projected spend of more than $18 billion with key product suppliers from around the world. … See more

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Commercial Engines, Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Advanced Technologies Provide Customer Value on PurePower® Engine Platform

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has developed and applied a suite of innovative materials technologies that are optimized to improve fuel burn, reduce weight and increase component durability for its PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family. … See more

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engine Achieves 16,000 Hours of Engine Testing, Continues to Validate Exceptional Performance

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine family has completed more than 16,000 hours and 31,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 3,500 hours of flight time. … See more

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Commercial Engines, Operations, Manufacturing

Pratt & Whitney's Innovative Horizontal Assembly Line Completes First Engines

After 90 years of building world-class engines, Pratt & Whitney has accomplished another first by building its first PurePower® engine on its new automated horizontal assembly lines in Middletown, Connecticut, and West Palm Beach, Florida. … See more

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Commercial Engines, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing

Pratt & Whitney to Deliver First Entry Into Service Engine Parts Using Additive Manufacturing

When Pratt & Whitney delivers its first production PurePower® PW1500G engines to Bombardier this year, these engines will be the first ever to feature entry-into-service jet engine parts produced using additive manufacturing. … See more

March 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015
Commercial Engines

BOC Aviation Selects V2500® Engines for 12 Aircraft Order

BOC Aviation has selected the V2500 engine to power 12 Airbus A320ceo family aircraft orders it recently placed. … See more

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Announces Price Increase for PurePower® Engine, Validates Exceptional Performance

Pratt & Whitney is raising list prices of its fuel-efficient PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine across the product line to reflect the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service. … See more

February 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Operations, Manufacturing

Pratt & Whitney Expands Connecticut Engine Center to Meet Increased Demand

Pratt & Whitney officially unveiled its new state-of-the-art Middletown, Connecticut, production facility to support production of the PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo and the F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in a ceremony held today. … See more

Friday, February 20, 2015
Engineering, National Engineers Week

Pratt & Whitney Honors Seven Engineers as Distinguished Engineers of the Year

Pratt & Whitney and the Hartford chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored seven Distinguished Engineers of the Year to launch National Engineers Week, Feb. 22-28. … See more

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PurePower® PW814GA and PW815GA Engines Receive Type Certification to Power New Gulfstream Business Jets

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines. … See more

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® Engines on MRJ Aircraft for Japan Airlines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines will provide exclusive power for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJ) under an agreement announced by Japan Airlines (JAL) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. … See more

January 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance Enters Revenue Service with Etihad Airways

GP7200 engines have entered revenue service with Etihad Airways' first Engine Alliance-powered A380. … See more