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December 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Power Generation

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Flies FT8® MOBILEPAC® Power Generating Unit to Russia Via the An-124 - One of the World's Largest Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has shipped its self-contained gas turbine-powered electric generating unit, the FT8® MOBILEPAC®, to Russia's Mobile Gas Turbine Post Stations aboard an An-124 – one of the world's largest fixed-wing aircraft. … See more

Monday, December 21, 2009
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Begins Testing of Advanced Core for PurePower® Engine Family

Pratt & Whitney has launched testing of a full-scale PurePower engine core, marking a major milestone in the development of the new generation of jet engines. … See more

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Receives NASA's 2009 Large Business Prime Contractor Excellence Award

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has received the 2009 Large Business Prime Contractor Excellence Award from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. … See more

Monday, December 14, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Helps Boost Infrared-Sensitive Telescope in Search of Stars, Galaxies and Asteroids

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne helped boost NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite into orbit on a mission designed to survey the entire sky at infrared wavelengths in search of stars, galaxies and asteroids. … See more

Friday, December 11, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Powered X-51A Hypersonic Vehicle Completes First Captive Carry Flight

The U.S. Air Force X-51A WaveRider vehicle yesterday successfully made its first captive carry flight under the wing of a B-52 carry aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. … See more

Friday, December 11, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Opens Innovations Research Facility at University of Alabama in Huntsville

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the opening of the new PoWeR Innovations Research facility on the campus of University of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala, on Dec. 9. … See more

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

All Nippon Airways Signs 10-Year Engine Management Agreement with Pratt & Whitney

All Nippon Airways (ANA) signed a 10-year Engine Management Program agreement with Pratt & Whitney. This agreement covers 80 engines including spares. … See more

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1000G Engine Selected to Power Russia's Irkut MC-21 Aircraft

Russia's Irkut Corporation has selected the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1000G engine to power the Irkut MC-21 aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Boosts U.S. Department of Defense Satellite to Increase Worldwide Military Communications

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne helped boost into orbit the third in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites designed to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. … See more

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Operations, Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center First in China to Achieve LEED® Platinum

The Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Co., Ltd (Shanghai Engine Center), a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and Pratt & Whitney, has become the first facility in China and the 21st outside the United States to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. … See more

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney and Malaysia Airlines to form Aftermarket Joint Venture

Pratt & Whitney and Malaysia Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form an engine nacelle repair facility in Kuala Lumpur via a joint venture. … See more

November 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009
Commercial Engines

Mary Ellen Jones Named Engine Alliance President

Mary Ellen Jones has been named president of the Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). … See more

Monday, November 23, 2009
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers 400th F119 Engine to U.S. Air Force

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 400th F119 engine, which powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. … See more

Monday, November 23, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Powers Launch of Intelsat Communications Satellite with First Internet Router in Space

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit an Intelsat communications satellite that will provide data, voice and video services for the Americas, Europe and Africa. … See more

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first ever F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine for installation in a Republic of Korea Air Force F-15. … See more

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Thruster for Unmanned Lunar Lander

Using technology developed for the nation's ballistic missile defense system, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire thruster tests demonstrating the ability of miniaturized thrusters to perform the descent and landing operation for a new generation of multi-use robotic lunar landers. … See more

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Commercial Engines

Air Austral Reaffirms its Selection of Engine Alliance GP7200 Engines and Fleet Management Agreement

Air Austral has reaffirmed its selection of the Engine Alliance GP7200 engines to power its two Airbus A380 aircraft and its selection of the Engine Alliance as its service provider to maintain, repair and overhaul the engines with a 10-year Fleet Management Agreement. … See more

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney and Saudi Arabian Airlines Expand EcoPower Engine Wash Service Network to Middle East and North Africa

Pratt & Whitney and Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement expanding Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower® engine wash service network to The Middle East / North Africa. … See more

Monday, November 16, 2009
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers F100-229 Engines to Pakistani Air Force

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first Pakistani Air Force F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine to Pakistan this week, for installation in their F-16 Block 52 aircraft. … See more

Monday, November 16, 2009
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Wins US$112 Million Share of Order for V2500 Engines from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing and financial business arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has selected the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 SelectOne™ for 20 Airbus A320-family aircraft. … See more

Monday, November 16, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Space Shuttle Main Engines Deliver Hardware to Support Science Experiments Onboard the International Space Station

Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Mission STS-129 to deliver experiments, hardware and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). … See more

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Commercial Engines

Popular Science Magazine Picks Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1000G Engine Top Aviation Technology with Best of What's New Award

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® PW1000G engine has been recognized by Popular Science Magazine with a 2009 "Best of What's New Award." … See more

Monday, November 9, 2009
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Completes Initial Service Release Altitude Qualification Test

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has completed altitude qualification ground testing, the final testing that demonstrates the operability and performance required for Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) and Carrier Variant (CV) Initial Service Release (ISR). … See more

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Answers Call for Clean-Coal Technology with Commissioning of Compact Gasification Pilot Plant

Responding to the nation's need for affordable clean-coal technology, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today celebrated the commissioning of a compact gasification pilot plant in Illinois designed to help lower energy costs, provide a clean alternative fuel source and strengthen U.S. energy security. … See more

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Receives Transport Canada Certification for PW535E Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW535E engine selected to power the Embraer Phenom 300 light business jet. … See more