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December 2010

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

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

November 2010

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

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

October 2010

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

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

September 2010

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

July 2010

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

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
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
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
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
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

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

June 2010

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

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

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
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

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

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