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December 2010

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

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
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

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

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

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 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

September 2010

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

August 2010

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

July 2010

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

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
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
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

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

June 2010

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

May 2010

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

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

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

February 2010

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

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

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
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
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

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 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