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DECEMBER 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

NOVEMBER 2010
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. … READ MORE

OCTOBER 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

SEPTEMBER 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

JULY 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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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). … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

JUNE 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

MAY 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

APRIL 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

MARCH 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE

JANUARY 2010
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. … READ MORE

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. … READ MORE