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December 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Completes Assembly of Fuel Turbopump on NASA's J-2X Rocket Engine

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed another major subassembly for NASA's first J-2X rocket engine. … See more

Monday, December 20, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Exceeds 20,000 Test Hours and Completes All Initial Service Release Development Testing

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine has surpassed 20,000 test hours as it completes the ground development and demonstration phase of the program. … See more

Monday, December 13, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Awarded Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle Studies Contract

NASA has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract worth approximately $622,000 to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for heavy-lift launch vehicle system concepts, propulsion technologies and affordability. … See more

Monday, December 13, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada to Invest $1 Billion in Research & Development Over Five Years

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that it will invest more than $1 billion in research and development over the next five years to develop the next generation of high-performance aircraft engines. … See more

Thursday, December 9, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First Production F135 Short Take Off Vertical Landing Engine

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first production F135 Short Take Off/Vertical Landing (STOVL) engine for the F-35 Lightning II, a major milestone and clear demonstration that the F135 STOVL propulsion system has transitioned from development to production. … See more

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Presents New Engine to NAAA Auction and Introduces New Customer Service Initiatives to Provide Greater Support to Ag Industry

Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced several initiatives relating to the maintenance and support of its PT6A engines, popular in the agricultural aviation industry around the world, here at the 2010 National Agricultural Aviation Association's (NAAA) annual convention and trade show. … See more

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Assembly of Oxidizer Turbopump on NASA's J-2X Rocket Engine

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed assembly of the oxidizer turbopump on NASA's J-2X rocket engine, moving the next-generation, human-rated rocket engine one step closer to testing at Stennis Space Center, Miss., in 2011. … See more

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance Delivers 100th GP7200 to Airbus; Engine Marks 300,000 Service Hours

The Engine Alliance today celebrated the delivery of its 100th GP7200 engine to Airbus at a ceremony at the Goodrich facility in Toulouse, France. … See more

Monday, December 6, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Popular Science Honors Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne for Powering X-51A WaveRider

The current issue of Popular Science magazine honors Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and its partners for achieving major advances in aerospace technology with the Mach 6-capable X-51A WaveRider vehicle. … See more

Sunday, December 5, 2010
Human Resources

Pratt & Whitney's Connecticut IAM-Represented Employees Approve New Contract

IAM members of Locals 700, 1746 and 1746A of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing hourly employees at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown, East Hartford and Cheshire, ratified a new three-year labor agreement today. … See more

Friday, December 3, 2010
Community

Pratt & Whitney Canada Employee Donations to Centraide Top $1 Million for Sixth Consecutive Year

Pratt & Whitney Canada employees and retirees in Quebec have once again generously supported Centraide of Greater Montreal, donating more than $1 million to the organization's annual campaign for a sixth consecutive year and surpassing 2009 contributions. … See more

Friday, December 3, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches PT6 Nation as Online Community to Connect with PT6 Customers and Fans

Operators and fans of Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PT6 engine may now meet at PT6nation.com to share stories and keep up to date on developments. … See more

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Commercial Engines

Airbus Offers A320neo with Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G Engine

Airbus announced today that it will offer the award-winning Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G geared turbofan™ engine as an ultra fuel-efficient new engine option (neo) for its A320 Family. … See more

November 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Hot-Fire Test Series on Second RS-68A Certification Engine

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on the second and final RS-68A certification test engine, paving the way for its use in powering heavy-lift launch vehicles into space. … See more

Sunday, November 21, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 Engines Help Boost Government Satellite

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost a government satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. … See more

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Commercial Engines

First Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1524G Engine Testing Advances

Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney's first PW1524G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* family of aircraft continues on schedule validating performance expectations. … See more

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Zhuhai Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney GMS Life Limited Parts Receive VSTC Certificates from CAAC

Pratt & Whitney announced today that it received Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its Global Material Solution (GMS) life-limited parts for the CFM56-3 engine. … See more

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney To Power Egyptian Air Force F-16s

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, was awarded a contract for $46 million to provide F100-PW-229 Enhanced Engine Package (EEP) engines to power the Egyptian Air Force's new fleet of 20 F-16 aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Zhuhai Air Show 2010

GMG Airlines Signs Long-Term Engine Management Program Agreement with Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP) signed an exclusive, five-year Engine Management Program agreement with GMG Airlines for its current fleet of PW4060 and JT8D-200 engines. … See more

Monday, November 15, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package Completes Record-Breaking Accelerated Mission Test

Pratt & Whitney's newest member of the F100 engine family, the F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP), has successfully completed more than 6,000 total accumulated cycles (TACs) in an accelerated mission test (AMT) at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engine Development Center in Tennessee. … See more

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Wins $2.35 Million Contract to Perform Risk-Reduction Tests on Third Generation Reusable Booster Engine

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $2.35 million contract to perform risk-reduction tests on key components of the Third Generation Reusable Booster (3GRB) rocket engine design. … See more

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Wins Contract to Develop Computation Tools to Predict Combustion Stability on Hydrocarbon-Fueled Rocket Engines

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $1.35 million contract to develop improved computational tools to better predict combustion stability of hydrocarbon-fueled liquid rocket engines. … See more

Monday, November 8, 2010
Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Canada Recruiting 200 Experienced Engineers

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is recruiting experienced engineers to support key aircraft engine development programs for business, regional and helicopter applications. … See more

Monday, November 8, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs Multi-Year Engine Maintenance Contract with Aramco Associated Company

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a multi-year Fleet Management Program® (FMP® Program) contract with Aramco Associated Company (AAC), an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). … See more

Friday, November 5, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engine Helps Boost 350th Launch of a Delta Vehicle

In conjunction with the 50th year of powering the Delta-family of rockets, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the 350th launch of a Delta rocket today by successfully helping to boost the fourth COSMO-SkyMed Radar Earth-Imaging satellite for the Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defence. … See more

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Asia 2010

Jetstar Airways Selects Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Wash Provided By John Holland Aviation Services

Jetstar Airways has signed a long-term agreement with John Holland Aviation Services for Pratt & Whitney's environmentally responsible EcoPower® engine wash service on the airline's V2500 engines powering its fleet of Australian based A320 and A321 aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Receives GreenCircle Award for Positive Contributions to Connecticut's Environmental Health

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Pratt & Whitney (P&W) a GreenCircle Award for significant contributions made in pollution reduction at the company's East Hartford, Conn., facility. … See more

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Asia 2010

Singapore Airlines Cargo Strengthens Commitment to Environment With Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Wash

Singapore Airlines Cargo has signed a three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney's environmentally friendly EcoPower® engine wash service. … See more

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Asia 2010

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Awards Pratt & Whitney Design Organization Approval (DOA)

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Design Organization Approval (DOA) in support of Pratt & Whitney's multi-year Fleet Technical Management Agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo. … See more

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Asia 2010

Air New Zealand to Use Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Wash to Reduce Fuel Burn

Air New Zealand has signed a one year agreement, extendable up to five years, for Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower® engine wash service, which will help the airline reduce fuel burn. … See more

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Asia 2010

Jordan Aviation Signs Engine Management Program Agreement with Pratt & Whitney

Jordan Aviation selected Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP) for a three-year Engine Management Program agreement. … See more

Monday, November 1, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic Strengthen Partnership with an Advanced CFM56 and V2500 Center of Excellence

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and its joint venture partner, Turkish Technic, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines (ISE: THYAO), celebrated with an official grand opening ceremony this weekend for its advanced CFM56® engine and V2500® engine overhaul facility in Istanbul, Turkey. … See more

October 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Rolls-Royce Canada Open State-of-the-Art Cold Weather Engine Testing and Research Facility

The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) Inc., a limited joint venture company comprising Rolls-Royce Canada and Pratt & Whitney Canada, has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art cold weather testing and research facility for aircraft engines, in northern Canada. … See more

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada to Provide PW535 Engines to Power Up To 125 Embraer Phenom 300 Platinum Edition Aircraft for NetJets

NetJets Inc. announced today that it will order up to 125 Embraer Phenom 300 platinum edition executive jets powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW535E engines. … See more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada's New Memphis, Tenn. Parts Distribution Centre Improves Service Levels for North American Engine Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is offering improved AOG (aircraft on ground) turn times, optimized shipping costs and increased service levels for its North American customers with the relocation of a warehouse for new spare parts and line replaceable units (LRU) from Muskegon, Mich., to Memphis, Tenn. … See more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Eliminates Minimum Annual Operating Hour Requisite for ESP® Program

Engine operators wishing to enrol in Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) industry leading Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP Program) will no longer face minimum flying hour requirements. … See more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Extends Eagle Service™ Plan FLEX Option for Additional 12 Months

Operators looking to benefit from Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) popular FLEX enrolment option for the Eagle Service Plan (ESP® Program) now have an additional 12 months to do so. … See more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Takes on Engine Operating Costs and Customers Reap Rewards

Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) dedication to performance, speed and simplicity in customer service has taken on new dimensions. … See more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Commercial Engines

3,000th Engine Enrolled in Pratt & Whitney Canada's ESP® Program

The 3,000th engine receiving world-class support through Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP® Program) belongs to Dr. Michael Alper, who flies an Embraer Phenom 100. … See more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Awarded $1 Million Contract To Design Engine for Transformer Vehicle

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a contract, with a value up to $1 million, to design an engine for the Transformer (TX), a vertical take-off and landing, road-worthy concept study vehicle. … See more

Monday, October 18, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Receives NASA's 2010 Large Business Prime Contractor Award

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received the 2010 Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. … See more

Monday, October 18, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL Successfully Completed Rigorous Thermal Testing

The Pratt & Whitney F135 short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant propulsion system took one more step toward government certification recently with the successful completion of one of the most rigorous, demanding tests in the entire qualification program. … See more

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded F100 Engine Contract To Power Hellenic Air Force F-16s

Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $33.9 million contract for additional F100 spare engines in support of the Hellenic Air Force's fleet of F-16 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Military Engines

Israel Ministry of Defense Signs Agreement for Purchase of F-35 Aircraft

The Israeli Minister of Defense Director General (Maj. Gen. Ret.) Udi Shani, has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of F-35 Lightning II aircraft, produced by Lockheed Martin. Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine will power the initial purchase of the Israel Air Force's F-35 aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Awarded $60.3 Million NASA Contract for Continued Support of the Space Shuttle Main Engine

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $60.3 million contract from NASA to provide continued Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) pre-launch, launch and post-launch support through March 31, 2011. … See more

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Military Engines

P&W Awarded $33.8 Million DARPA Contract for New Engine Technology Development

Pratt & Whitney received a $33.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) engine technology under Phase II of the Vulcan advanced propulsion program. … See more

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Engineering, Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney on MIT Team Receiving Popular Mechanics Magazine's Breakthrough Innovator Award for Eco-Friendly Green Aircraft Design of the Future

Pratt & Whitney engineers are part of a team that today is receiving Popular Mechanics magazine's Breakthrough Innovator Award for designing a greener aircraft of the future that could use 70 percent less fuel than current planes while reducing noise and emissions. … See more

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney's Gas Turbine Frame 7 Components Exceed 1 Million Hours of Run Time

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems' new and repaired components for the Frame 7FA+e combustion turbine system recently exceeded the 1 million hour mark of run time service. … See more

Monday, October 4, 2010
Operations

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Global Flight Test Operations Facility

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) joined Canadian and Quebec government officials in inaugurating the company's global flight test operations centre today. This is the first phase of Pratt & Whitney Canada's state-of-the-art Mirabel Aerospace Centre at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. … See more

September 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Europe 2010

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners to Expand JT8D Repair Network with ITR-Turborreactores

Pratt & Whitney and ITR-Turborreactores, S.A. de CV (an ITP Group Company) have signed an agreement to establish ITR's Querétaro, Mexico, facility as a Designated Service Provider (DSP) Center of Excellence for JT8D component repair. … See more

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, MRO Europe 2010

Air Memphis Selects Pratt & Whitney's Engine Management Program

Air Memphis signed an exclusive five-year Engine Management Program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP) for the airline's fleet of V2500 engines. … See more

Monday, September 27, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Files Complaint Against Rolls-Royce

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut against Rolls-Royce. … See more

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Completes Latest Round of Tests on J-2X Gas Generator

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the latest round of tests on the workhorse gas generator for NASA's J-2X rocket engine. … See more

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Powers Launch of U.S. Government Payload

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne yesterday helped boost into orbit a U.S. Government payload. The payload was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. … See more

Monday, September 20, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F119 Demonstrates Full Life Capability

Pratt & Whitney's F119 engine powering the F-22 Raptor has successfully completed 8,650 total accumulated cycles, or TACs, representing the first time a fifth generation fighter engine has demonstrated the ability to meet full life requirements. … See more

Monday, September 20, 2010
Military Engines

F135 Engine Exceeds 19,000 Hours as Short Take Off Vertical Landing Variant Nears Initial Service Release Certification

The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine has surpassed 19,000 hours and the Short Take Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant is in the final stages of testing prior to receiving Initial Service Release Certification from the U.S. government later this year. … See more

August 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Breaks Into the Asian Market with First Orders of the PURECYCLE® ORC Power System

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is breaking into the Asian market with the sale of two modular PURECYCLE® Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) units near Taipei, Taiwan, with the capacity to generate up to 500kW of geothermal power. … See more

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Completes First PurePower® PW1524G Engine

Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly on its first PurePower PW1524G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft and will deliver the engine to the company's West Palm Beach, Fla., facility later this month to initiate testing. … See more

Monday, August 16, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of Air Lease Corporation Order Valued at $165 Million

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has selected International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engines to power 30 Airbus A320 aircraft ordered at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. … See more

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Powers Launch of U.S. Military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency Communications Satellite

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the U.S. military's first Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite. … See more

Monday, August 2, 2010
Power Systems

Turboden to Supply 5MW Geothermal ORC Plant in Bavaria, Germany

Turboden, a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company with 30 years of expertise and experience in the design and manufacture of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generation systems, will supply a 5MWe geothermal ORC turbogenerator unit to the German utility SWM – Stadtwerke München. … See more

July 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Named South Florida's 2009 'Manufacturer of the Year'

The South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) named Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in West Palm Beach the 2009 "Manufacturer of the Year" in the large company category at its annual Recognition of Excellence Awards Banquet. … See more

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Juneyao Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney for CFM56 Repair and Overhaul

Juneyao Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney for a three-year agreement to provide repair and overhaul services for its CFM56-5B engines. … See more

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Qualifies Fokker Aerostructures as a Production Source for the F135 Static Structure, Awards Follow-On Contract for Additional Work

Pratt & Whitney has completed the first article inspection of a production quality static structure for the F135 engine produced by Fokker Aerostructures, a company based in The Netherlands. … See more

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage For INAER Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP® program) contract with INAER Aviation. … See more

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Strategic Airlines Signs Maintenance Services and Engine Management Agreements with Pratt & Whitney

Strategic Airlines signed exclusive five-year maintenance services and expanded engine management Program agreements with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Australian Supplier Broens Industries for F135 Engine Work

Pratt & Whitney has selected Broens Industries to design and manufacture a critical component as part of the maintenance and overhaul solution for the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Share of Vietnam Airlines Order Valued at $235 Million

Vietnam Airlines has again selected International Aero Engines (IAE) for an order for V2500 engines to power a new fleet of 36 Airbus A321 aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Awards F135 IBR Production Contract to Alp Aviation

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Alp Aviation a contract to produce F135 fully machined titanium Integrally Bladed Rotors (IBR). … See more

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney and Kale Group Form Joint Venture Partnership

Pratt & Whitney and Kale Havacilik San, A.S., (Kale Group) of Istanbul, Turkey, announced the formation of a joint venture partnership to produce aircraft engine components today at the Farnborough Airshow. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Wash Agreement Renewed by JetBlue Airways to Reduce Emissions and Save Fuel

Pratt & Whitney has signed an agreement for a two-year extension with JetBlue Airways for its EcoPower engine washes on the airline's fleet of V2500 and CF34 engines. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney's Fifth Generation Propulsion Systems Set Standard for Safety, Performance and Reliability

Pratt & Whitney's fifth generation family of propulsion systems have achieved numerous milestones in 2010, continuing to set the standard for military jet engine safety, reliability and performance. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Launches EcoFlight™ Solutions to Help Airlines Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

Today, Pratt & Whitney launched its new comprehensive fuel conservation program, EcoFlight Solutions, to help airlines save fuel and reduce emissions. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Gears Up for First PurePower® Engine to Test for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney is on target for its first engine to test for the new PurePower PW1500G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Australian Supplier Production Parts for F135 Engine Work

Pratt & Whitney signed a purchase order with Production Parts to manufacture a critical engine component for the F135 propulsion system program. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Signs Ten-Year Agreement with Volvo Aero Norway for Engine Shaft Production

Pratt & Whitney signed a ten-year agreement with Volvo Aero Norway to produce military engine shafts for Pratt & Whitney engines including the F135 powering the F-35 Lightning II and the F119 powering the F-22 Raptor. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Malaysia Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70™ Engines in $680 Million Deal

Malaysia Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power 17 new Airbus A330 aircraft. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Wins US$100 Million Engine Order from TAM Linhas Aereas

TAM Linhas Aereas has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100" Advantage70™ engines to power two new Airbus A330 aircraft in a deal valued at more than US$100 million. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW210 Engine Selected to Power AgustaWestland AW169 Helicopter

AgustaWestland selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 engine to power its new AW169 helicopter in the 4.5-ton class. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Emirates Selects Engine Alliance GP7200 Engines to Power Latest A380 Aircraft Order

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has selected Engine Alliance GP7200 engines to power its A380 order announced last month for an additional 32 Airbus A380 aircraft. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Completes Advanced Core Testing for PurePower® Engine Family

Pratt & Whitney has completed testing on its full-scale PurePower engine core with more than 260 test hours, successfully validating performance and operability goals. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

SunExpress Selects Pratt & Whitney for CFM56® Engine Maintenance Services

SunExpress signed a ten-year exclusive maintenance service agreement with Pratt & Whitney for its fleet of CFM56-7 engines. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Air India Opens Franchise for Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Washing

The National Aviation Company of India Ltd, operating under the brand name "Air India," has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to establish an EcoPower engine wash service at Mumbai International Airport. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Signs Historic NASA Mentor-Protege Agreement

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne signed a NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement on July 7 with Avans Machine & Tool, a flight-approved supplier and certified Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) Zone small business located in Skyline, Ala. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney To Power Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s

Pratt & Whitney was awarded a contract from the U.S. Government valued at approximately $145 million to provide engines to power the Royal Moroccan Air Force's new fleet of F-16 aircraft. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Military Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney's F119 Engine Powers F-22 at Farnborough Air Show

Attendees of the 40th Farnborough Air Show are in for an amazing display of aerospace technology and performance when the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performs every day of the show. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

P&WC Launches Demonstrator Program of New Regional Turboprop Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched a demonstrator program for an all-new advanced turboprop engine aimed at powering the next generation of regional turboprop aircraft. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Share of China Southern Order Valued at $132 Million

China Southern Airlines has awarded International Aero Engines (IAE) an order for V2500 engines to power a new fleet of 20 Airbus A320-family aircraft. … See more

Monday, July 19, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Vietnam Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney for Fleet Management Program

Vietnam Airlines has signed a ten-year fleet management program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners covering the airline's fleet of PW4090 engines. … See more

Sunday, July 18, 2010
Commercial Engines, Farnborough Air Show 2010

Pratt & Whitney Share of Yemen Airways Order Valued at $100 Million

Yemen Airways has awarded International Aero Engines (IAE) an order for V2500 engines to power 10 Airbus A320 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Joins Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in Celebrating Delivery of Milestone 1,000th PT6-Powered PC-12 NG Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) presented Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with a commemorative plaque at a ceremony marking delivery of the 1,000th PC-12 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance Completes 100th GP7200 Engine; Specific Fuel Consumption Improvement Noted

The Engine Alliance today celebrated completion of its 100th GP7200 engine with employees and partners at a ceremony in Middletown, Conn. … See more

Friday, July 9, 2010
Military Engines

Lt. Gov. Fedele and Congressional Leaders Larson, DeLauro and Courtney Recognize Pratt & Whitney and Boeing for NewGen Tanker Partnership

Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele and U.S. Reps. John B. Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney today celebrated the selection of the Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engine as the exclusive power for Boeing's proposed NewGen Tanker platform to be offered to the U.S. Air Force for its tanker recapitalization program. … See more

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Donates RS-68 Engine to Discovery Science Center

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne donated an RS-68 engine for display at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, Calif., where it will be part of an interactive exhibit that simulates a rocket lift-off with smoke, heat lamps and footage of rocket launches. … See more

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Demonstrates Descent Engine Technologies for Future Space Vehicle Landings

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE) demonstrated a throttling range 35 percent greater than in previous tests, as well as several new technology breakthroughs to support space exploration. … See more

June 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion System Successfully Maneuvers THAAD Interceptor to Destroy Ballistic Missile Target

The Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully positioned a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor that successfully destroyed an incoming Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) in the low endo-atmosphere. … See more

Monday, June 28, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 Propulsion System Achieves Historic Supersonic Success

The Pratt & Whitney F135 propulsion system has powered the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant through another major program achievement, with the first supersonic flight of the STOVL F-35B aircraft. … See more

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Commercial Engines

FAA Selects Pratt & Whitney for CLEEN Technologies Program, Targets the Environmentally Friendly PurePower® Engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a one-year contract with extension options, which will assist Pratt & Whitney to further develop and mature new jet engine technologies aimed at reduced fuel burn, noise and emissions under the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) technology development program. … See more

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 Propulsion System Achieves Successful First Navy Variant F-35C Flight, Installation of First Production F135

The Pratt & Whitney F135 propulsion system celebrated two major program milestones recently, with the successful maiden flight of the Lockheed Martin Navy variant F-35C Lightning II, powered by a production configuration F135 engine, as well as installation of the first production F135 engine into a production F-35 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Martinair Joins Pratt & Whitney Line Maintenance Service Network, Renews EcoPower Engine Wash Agreement

Today, Martinair signed a three-year agreement to continue the EcoPower® engine wash service with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Power Systems

Turboden Breaks Into the UK Market with First Orders of Environmentally Friendly 1 MWe Heat Recovery ORC Systems

Turboden, a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company, with 30 years of expertise and experience in the design and manufacture of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generation systems, is breaking into the U.K. market with the sale of two modular heat recovery ORC units in London. … See more

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Canada Congratulates John Di Bert, Vice President, Finance, Named One of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™

Pratt & Whitney Canada proudly congratulates John Di Bert, Vice President, Finance, who has been named a recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ for 2009. … See more

Thursday, June 3, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Receives $10.2 Million Contract for Concentrated Solar Power Tower with Thermal Storage Technology

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received an award of up to $10.2 million from the Department of Energy to design and develop technologies aimed at significantly lowering electricity costs using a Concentrated Solar Power Tower with Thermal Storage (CSP Power Tower). … See more

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Boost Delta Vehicles into Orbit with the Successful Launch of Navigation Satellite

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated 50 years of powering Delta-family rockets into orbit with the successful launch of the first NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite on May 27. … See more

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes First in Series of Performance Tests on Compact Gasifier

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the first in a series of performance tests on its compact gasifier, which is designed to help reduce the cost of coal gasification, provide a clean alternative fuel source, and strengthen U.S. energy security. … See more

May 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Advanced Multi-Variable Control Team Receives UTC's Prestigious George Mead Award for Outstanding Engineering Accomplishment

Pratt & Whitney engineers Louis Celiberti, Timothy Crowley, James Fuller and Cary Powell won the George Mead Award – United Technologies Corp.'s highest award for outstanding engineering achievement – for their pioneering work in developing the world's first advanced multi-variable control (AMVC) design for the only engine that powers the F-35 Lightning II flight test program. … See more

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Scramjet Powers Historic First Flight of X-51A WaveRider

The X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's scramjet engine, achieved aviation history today by making the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight. … See more

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers Final F135 Flight Test Engine, First Lot of Production Engines

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the final F135 flight test engine and the first lot of F135 production engines to the customer, marking yet another major program milestone as the engine continues to successfully power the F-35 flight test program. … See more

Monday, May 24, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Awarded $20 Million Contract From Missile Defense Agency

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $20.3 million contract for the first phase to design, develop and test a High-Performance Liquid Upper-Stage propulsion system that will support early intercept capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). … See more

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Operations

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke Unveils LEED Platinum Certification Plaque for the Pratt & Whitney CFM56® Engine Overhaul Center in Shanghai

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke unveiled the LEED Platinum certification plaque for the Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Co., Ltd (Shanghai Engine Center) today. … See more

Monday, May 17, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Named First in Nation for Promoting Diversity

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne was named first in the nation by the Association of Diversity Councils for its outstanding contributions and achievements in promoting diversity in its workforce, workplace and marketplace. … See more

Monday, May 17, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Advanced Core Testing Validates Performance Goals for PurePower® Engine Family

Pratt & Whitney has completed more than 100 hours of testing on its full-scale PurePower engine core, successfully validating performance goals of its new generation of commercial jet engines and demonstrating excellent starting and operability characteristics. … See more

Friday, May 14, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Space Shuttle Main Engines Power Delivery of Russian Module to International Space Station

Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on a mission to deliver the Russian Rassvet Mini-Research Module to the International Space Station. … See more

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers 1000th F117 Engine to U.S. Air Force

Pratt & Whitney delivered the 1,000th F117 engine powering the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft to the United States Air Force. … See more

Monday, May 10, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Honors Employee for Her Dedication to the Community

In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne honored an employee for her time and dedication in helping the community through volunteer work. … See more

Monday, May 10, 2010
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Executive to Join Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Business Development Trade Mission to Indonesia

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems' (PWPS) Vice President Charles Levey will join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as one of 10 U.S. business leaders on the first cabinet-level trade mission of the Obama Administration. … See more

Friday, May 7, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Help United Launch Alliance Design and Develop Emergency Detection System for Human Spaceflight Missions

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $1.8 million contract from United Launch Alliance to help design and develop an Emergency Detection System (EDS) for human spaceflights to be proposed for Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. … See more

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Celebrates 500th PW308C Delivery to Dassault Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today celebrated the delivery of its 500th PW308C turbofan engine to France's Dassault Aviation, a major player in the mid- to large-size business aircraft market. … See more

April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded $65 Million Contract for F100 Engine Maintenance

The U.S. Air Force awarded Pratt & Whitney a $65 million contract to provide maintenance for F100 engines powering F-16 fighter aircraft from various international F100 customers, including Egypt, Jordan, Taiwan and Thailand. … See more

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's Enhanced F100-PW-229 Engines Power First Flight of Korean F-15K Fleet

Last week, two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines powered the first flight of a F-15K aircraft planned for delivery to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) later this year. … See more

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Awarded 2010 Veterans Employer of the Year Award

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne was awarded the 2010 Veterans Employer of the Year Award by the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) for its leadership in hiring and promoting U.S. servicemen and women. … See more

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Southwest Airlines Renews EcoPower® Engine Wash Services Contract with Pratt & Whitney

Southwest Airlines, the world's largest operator of CFM56®-7B engines, renewed its contract with Pratt & Whitney to provide EcoPower engine wash services on Southwest's fleet of CFM56-7B engines. … See more

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Powers Launch of U.S. Military's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the U.S. military's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. … See more

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Commercial Engines

MTU Completes First Low-Pressure Turbine for PW1524G Engine

MTU Aero Engines accomplished another major milestone con-tributing to the geared turbofan technology of Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft. … See more

Monday, April 12, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Irkut Sign First Contract to Begin Work on PurePower® PW1400G Engine for MC-21 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and Russia's Irkut Corporation have signed a contract for the companies to begin preliminary design activities on the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1400G engine, which was selected to power the Irkut MC-21 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Enters Into Collaboration Agreement With FlightSafety International to Expand Global Training Network Capability

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today announced a long-term collaboration agreement with FlightSafety International (FlightSafety) to expand the company's global training network capability and enhance the customer training experience for all P&WC customers around the world. … See more

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Canada Appoints Covington Aircraft Designated Overhaul Facility for PT6A Engine Series

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has awarded Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) authorization to Covington Aircraft Engines Inc. for the repair and overhaul of the P&WC PT6A engine series. … See more

Monday, April 5, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Space Shuttle Main Engines Power Delivery of Science Equipment and Supplies to the International Space Station

Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-131 to deliver science equipment and supplies that will allow astronauts to better study Earth. … See more

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Donates $63,500 to Support Education and Cultural Arts at California State University, Northridge

In its ongoing commitment to the local community, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne donated $63,500 to California State University, Northridge, in support of engineering and computer science, business and economics, as well as the campaign to build the first Valley Performing Arts Center in the San Fernando Valley. … See more

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Miami Air International Signs EcoPower Engine Wash & Line Maintenance Services Agreement with Pratt & Whitney

Miami Air International signed an exclusive five-year agreement to use Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower® engine wash services on its fleet of B737 CFM56® engines at EcoPower service center locations in the United States and Europe. … See more

March 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Engineering, Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney's Tedd Biddle Awarded ASTM International Award of Excellence; New Global Standard Brings Aviation Closer to Certifying First Biofuel

Pratt & Whitney Fuels Technology Manager Tedd Biddle was awarded the ASTM International Committee D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants Award of Excellence for leading an industry group that developed a new global standard practice for the qualification and approval of new fuels for use in commercial and military aviation gas turbine engines. … See more

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney's Turboden Begins First Installation of Environmentally Friendly Heat Recovery System in North America

Turboden, a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company with long experience in the design and manufacturing of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generation systems, is entering the North American market with the sale of a modular ORC unit in Canada. … See more

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Operations, Environment, Health and Safety

U.S. Green Building Council Presents Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center with Certification as First in China to Achieve LEED® Platinum

The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Green Building Council today in conjunction with the China Green Building Conference presented the joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and Pratt & Whitney with certification recognizing the Shanghai Engine Center as the first facility in China to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification. … See more

Friday, March 19, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 Propulsion System Powers Historic First Vertical Landing of F-35 Lightning II

Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system, using the Rolls-Royce LiftFan® and lift system successfully powered the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) through its first vertical landing. … See more

Friday, March 5, 2010
Military Engines

Boeing Selects Pratt & Whitney to Power Boeing's Proposed NewGen Tanker to be Offered to U.S. Air Force

In an announcement made today, Boeing said it is offering the Pratt & Whitney-powered NewGen Tanker as its platform for the U.S. Air Force's KC-X recapitalization program. Boeing's proposal calls for the NewGen Tanker to be powered by Pratt & Whitney's PW4062 engine. … See more

Friday, March 5, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Conventional Take Off and Landing-Carrier Variant F135 Engine Receives Initial Service Release

Pratt & Whitney has achieved initial service release (ISR) for the conventional take off and landing/carrier variant (CTOL/CV) F135 engine, marking another major milestone as the engine is cleared for operational use in the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter. … See more

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Helps Boost Weather-Monitor Satellite into Space

Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the last in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-P, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to help meteorologists monitor severe weather while improving the daily forecast. … See more

February 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Singapore Airlines Cargo Selects Pratt & Whitney for Fleet Technical Management Agreement

Singapore Airlines Cargo has signed a multi-year fleet technical management agreement with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Customer Training

Civil Aviation Administration of China Selects Pratt & Whitney for Executive Training

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has selected Pratt & Whitney to form a partnership that will offer executive leadership training programs for Chinese airliners, CAAC management and those in maintenance, repair and overhaul. … See more

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1000G Engines and Exclusive Long-Term Aftermarket Engine Support on Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Order for Republic Airways

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 40 firm and up to 40 options for new Bombardier CSeries®* aircraft ordered by Republic Airways as part of a contract announced today. … See more

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Engineering

Four Pratt & Whitney Engineers Named Distinguished Engineers of the Year by Hartford ASME

Pratt & Whitney and the Hartford chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are honoring four Distinguished Engineers of the Year during National Engineers Week today at the annual awards dinner in Manchester, Conn. … See more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Establishes Engineering Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut

Pratt & Whitney has established a Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering for research in the field of aviation propulsion systems. … See more

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Expands EcoPower® Engine Washing Service to Germany with Nayak Aircraft Service

Pratt & Whitney announced that it has reached an agreement with Nayak Aircraft Services GmbH & Co. KG that expands the EcoPower® engine wash service network in Europe. … See more

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Powers Launch of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Mission

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne today helped boost into orbit the first mission in NASA's "Living With a Star" program to explore more about how the sun affects life on Earth. … See more

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Begins Certification Testing of the RS-68A Rocket Engine

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed the initial step in certifying the RS-68A rocket engine by successfully hot-fire testing the first certification engine. … See more

Monday, February 8, 2010
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Space Shuttle Main Engines Power Delivery of Robotic Control Station and Module

Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-130 to deliver a third connecting module and a seven-windowed cupola to the International Space Station. … See more

Friday, February 5, 2010
Commercial Engines

Hong Kong Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70™ Engines in $470 Million Deal

Hong Kong Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power six new Airbus A330 aircraft. … See more

Friday, February 5, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Offers PW4000 94-inch Advantage Performance Upgrade Package to Reduce Fuel Burn and Operating Costs

Pratt & Whitney will offer an Advantage Performance Upgrade package for the PW4000 94-inch family of engines that will deliver 1 percent fuel burn reduction and improve engine durability. … See more

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Customer Training

Singapore Polytechnic's Students Take Flight with Pratt & Whitney

Singapore Polytechnic and Pratt & Whitney signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today. … See more

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Canada Awarded 2010 Frost & Sullivan Award for Engine MRO Centre of the Year

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today received Frost & Sullivan's 2010 Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defence Award for 'Engine Manufacturing, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Centre of the Year' at a ceremony held during the Singapore International Air Show. … See more

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

China Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney for Inventory Logistics Program

China Airlines has signed a multi-year exclusive inventory logistics program agreement with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney and Royal Brunei Sign Exclusive V2500 Part Repair Service Agreement

Pratt & Whitney and Royal Brunei Airlines signed an exclusive three-year agreement for engine overhauls and part repair services for the airline's V2500 engines. … See more

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of Turkish Airlines Order Potentially Valued at $165 Million

Turkish Airlines (THY), the national carrier of Turkey, has selected International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 SelectOne™ engines for 20 firm and 10 option A320 family aircraft, scheduled to be delivered between 2011 and 2013. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First Production F135 Engine

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 production engine for the F-35 Lightning II, a major milestone and clear demonstration of the maturity of the F135 engine. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Shanghai Engine Center Delivers First Heavy CFM56® Engine Overhaul

The Shanghai Engine Center, a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and China Eastern Airlines, delivered its first heavy overhauled CFM56® engine. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Air Pacific Selects Pratt & Whitney for Exclusive Maintenance Agreement

Fiji-based Air Pacific Limited has selected Pratt & Whitney for an exclusive, five-year deal to maintain the airline's fleet of Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of Sichuan Airlines Order Potentially Valued at $100 Million

Sichuan Airlines selected International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engines to power its latest fleet of Airbus A320s currently on order. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Military Engines

Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization Awards Materials Management Program to Pratt & Whitney

The Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization (NDLO) has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for a Materials Management Program (MMP) to support the Royal Norwegian Air Force's F100-PW-220E engine fleet powering their F-16 aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance GP7200 Achieves 99.9 Percent Departure Reliability Rating After 18 Months in Service

The Engine Alliance GP7200 has marked 18 months in revenue service. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine Provides Cost Savings, Readiness to Customers

Pratt & Whitney has delivered its first 25 F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines to customers, providing significantly reduced cost of ownership and increased safety and readiness. … See more

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Military Engines

Egyptian Air Force Selects Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package Engine to Power New Fleet of F-16s

The U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program has announced that the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine has been selected by the Egyptian Air Force to power their new fleet of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. … See more

January 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of Jetstar Airways Order Potentially Valued in Excess of $1 Billion

Jetstar Airways, a subsidiary of Qantas Airways, has awarded International Aero Engines (IAE) an order for V2500 engines to power a new fleet of 50 Airbus A320-family aircraft, with the option to purchase V2500 engines for up to 40 more aircraft. … See more

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Celebrates 500th Engine Delivery to Blackhawk Modifications Inc.

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) recently celebrated the delivery of its 500th PT6A turboprop engine to Blackhawk Modifications Inc. of Waco, Texas, a major player in the growing aircraft modifications market. … See more

Monday, January 18, 2010
Commercial Engines

SIA Engineering Invests in Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1000G Engine

SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) has signed a definitive agreement to participate in Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1000G engine Risk-Revenue Sharing Program (RRSP). … See more

Monday, January 18, 2010
Operations

Trial Ends Regarding Decision to Close Cheshire Engine Center and Connecticut Airfoil Repair Operations

Pratt & Whitney made the very difficult decision in September 2009 to close the Cheshire Engine Center and Connecticut Airfoil Repair Operations (CARO) units by a process that will run through early 2011. … See more

Friday, January 8, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Powers F-35 Historic First In Flight STOVL Conversion

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine and Rolls-Royce LiftFan® successfully powered the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) fighter through the first in-flight engagement of its STOVL propulsion system. … See more

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers Final Conventional Take Off and Landing-Carrier Variant F135 System Development and Demonstration Engine

Pratt & Whitney has delivered its final Conventional Take Off and Landing/Carrier Variant (CTOL/CV) F135 flight test engine to the F-35 Joint Program Office, marking another major milestone as the program transitions from System Development and Demonstration to production. … See more

Monday, January 4, 2010
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 100,000 In-Service Flight Hours

The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine has achieved another milestone, reaching 100,000 revenue flight hours at the end of December. … See more