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December 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines Selected for JetBlue's Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 40 firm A320neo family aircraft. The MOU includes 86 PurePower engines with a long-term PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement. … See more

Monday, December 5, 2011
Commercial Engines

Geared For Success: Landmark Year for PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine

Pratt & Whitney has surpassed the milestone of receiving orders - including options - for more than 2,000 PurePower Geared Turbofan engines while completing more than 1,250 hours and 2,800 cycles of full engine testing for its first two applications. … See more

Monday, December 5, 2011
Commercial Engines

Geared For Success: Landmark Year for PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine

Pratt & Whitney has surpassed the milestone of receiving orders - including options - for more than 2,000 PurePower Geared Turbofan engines while completing more than 1,250 hours and 2,800 cycles of full engine testing for its first two applications. … See more

November 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

PurePower® PW1000G Geared Turbofan™ Engine Named to TIME Magazine's '50 Best Inventions of 2011'

TIME Magazine has named Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® PW1000G engine as one of "The 50 Best Inventions of 2011," describing it as "the most important development in aviation in 2011." … See more

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Commercial Engines

ALAFCO Opts for Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

Alafco Aviation Lease and Finance Co. KSCC (ALAFCO) selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 50 firm A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2017. … See more

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Commercial Engines

Qatar Airways Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

Qatar Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 50 firm A320neo family aircraft. … See more

Monday, November 14, 2011
Commercial Engines

PurePower® Engines Surpass 1,000 Hours of Full Engine Testing

Pratt & Whitney has successfully completed more than 1,000 hours of full engine testing on its PurePower engines for its first two applications – the PW1500G engine series for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft and the PW1200G engine series for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. … See more

October 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011
Commercial Engines

Air China Completes First Sustainable Biofuel Flight Using Pratt & Whitney PW4000 94-inch Engines

Air China, in partnership with Boeing, Honeywell UOP, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, PetroChina and Pratt & Whitney, today completed a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel derived from biomass grown in China. … See more

Friday, October 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Clarification Statement on IAE Commercial Production

IAE today is clarifying its expectations on future production for the V2500 engine following a recent news report that mischaracterized the consortium's plans. … See more

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce Announce Restructuring of IAE Collaboration and New Partnership to Develop Next Generation Engines for Mid-Size Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, and Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, are pleased to announce a restructure of their participation in IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE), which produces the V2500 engine for the A320 family of aircraft. … See more

Monday, October 3, 2011
Commercial Engines

First PurePower® PW1200G Engine Concludes Ground Testing

Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney's first PW1200G family engine – the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) – recently concluded. The engine, the first of an eight-engine validation and certification program, completed more than 300 hours and 1,100 cycles. … See more

September 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney, JAEC and MTU to Collaborate on PurePower® PW1100G-JM for Airbus A320neo Program

Today, Pratt & Whitney, Japan Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) and MTU Aero Engines AG announced they will collaborate to provide the PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo program. … See more

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of China Eastern Order Valued at $400 Million

China Eastern Airlines has awarded IAE International Aero Engines an order for V2500 engines to power a new fleet of 50 Airbus A320-family aircraft. … See more

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine Completes First Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engine, the PW1524G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft, completed its first flight test program logging 25 flights with 115 flight hours. … See more

June 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Named Frost & Sullivan Engine OEM of the Year

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Award for Engine OEM of the Year. The award category is for engines below 20,000 pounds of thrust used in the general, business and regional aviation sectors. … See more

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine Flies Maiden Flight; Begins Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engine took to the skies for its first flight on June 20, launching the engine family's first flight test program. The PW1524G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft flew its maiden flight on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed at Pratt & Whitney Canada's Mirabel Aerospace Centre. … See more

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1500G Engines on Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Order for Undisclosed Major Network Carrier

Pratt & Whitney will power 10 firm and up to 6 option CS100 CSeries* aircraft ordered by an undisclosed major network carrier. … See more

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

CIT Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G Engines to Power Up to 50 Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a global leader in transportation finance, today announced from the 49th International Paris Air Show that CIT Aerospace has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G engines for its order of the Airbus A320neo family aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Air Austral Finalizes Purchase and Fleet Management Agreements with Engine Alliance

Air Austral and the Engine Alliance have finalized agreements for the purchase of GP7200 engines and a 10-year Fleet Management Agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines that will power Air Austral's two A380 aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1500G Engines on up to 30 Bombardier CSeries Aircraft for Korean Air

Pratt & Whitney will power up to 30 Bombardier CSeries®* aircraft based on a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed by Korean Air. The LOI covers 10 firm and 10 option aircraft, as well as purchase rights for an additional 10. … See more

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 500,000 In-Service Flight Hours; Nears Third Anniversary of Entry Into Service

The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine has achieved another milestone, reaching 500,000 revenue flight hours in June. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Commercial Engines

All Nippon Airways Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4074D Engines in $230 Million Deal

All Nippon Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4074D engines to power five new Boeing 777 aircraft. The agreement represents 10 firm PW4074D engines and is valued at $230 million at list prices. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1200G Engines on Mitsubishi Regional Jet Order for ANI Group Holdings LTD

Pratt & Whitney will provide power for 5 firm Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft ordered by ANI Group Holdings LTD as part of a contract announced today. The agreement represents 10 firm PW1200G engines for the aircraft with a PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and International Lease Finance Corporation Finalize Agreement for PurePower® PW1100G Engines on Airbus A320neo Order

Pratt & Whitney and International Lease Finance Corporation signed a definitive agreement concerning engines for up to 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft ordered by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) as part of an order announced in early March. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of Gulf Air Order Valued at $60 Million

Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, has selected IAE International Aero Engines to power six Airbus A321 aircraft. The value to Pratt & Whitney of the order and aftermarket agreement is approximately $60 million. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of China Southern Order Valued at $250 Million

China Southern Airlines has awarded IAE International Aero Engines an order for 65 SelectOneTM engines, bringing the total number of V2500-powered China Southern aircraft in service to 177. The agreement also includes a long-term IAE engine maintenance agreement. … See more

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Joins Dassault Aviation in Celebrating Delivery of 500th PW307A Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) delivered its 500th PW307A engine to Dassault Aviation on June 1, 2011. … See more

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Joins in Launch of Aerosud's First Indigenous Turboprop Civil Certified Aircraft in Africa

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is powering the first indigenous turboprop civil certified aircraft in Africa with the unparalleled P&WC PT6A engine. … See more

May 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Commercial Engines

Korean Air Celebrates Delivery of First GP7200-powered A380 Aircraft

Today Korean Air celebrated the delivery of its first GP7200-powered Airbus A380 aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. Korean Air has ordered a total of 10 A380s and will begin operating the aircraft in June. … See more

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Commercial Engines

First Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1217G Engine Testing Begins

Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney's first PW1200G family engine – the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) – is well under way. … See more

Monday, May 16, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Enhanced PW308C Engine for Dassault's Falcon 2000S

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched an enhanced PW308C engine for Dassault's new Falcon 2000S business jet. … See more

Monday, May 16, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Engine Diagnostic Tool for PW100 Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today officially launched an engine diagnostic tool, powered by Spotlight®, for its PW100 engine. … See more

Friday, May 6, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Celebrates Mirabel Aerospace Centre Grand Opening

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today officially inaugurated the company's new Mirabel Aerospace Centre located at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport in Quebec, Canada. … See more

April 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011
Commercial Engines

Lufthansa Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G Engines for Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

Lufthansa has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G engines for its order of 30 aircraft in the A320neo family. The order approved by Lufthansa's supervisory board on March 16 still requires contract closure with Airbus. … See more

March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Commercial Engines

IndiGo Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G Engines for Airbus A320neo Order: One of the Largest Orders in Recent Aviation History

IndiGo has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G engines to power its fleet of 150 new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The decision represents 300 firm PW1100G engines with options for additional engines. … See more

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Completes First PurePower® PW1200G Engine for Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Pratt & Whitney completed assembly on the first PurePower PW1217G engine to test for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. The engine, rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, is the third PurePower PW1000G series engine to complete assembly. … See more

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1100G Engines on Airbus A320neo Order for International Lease Finance Corporation

Pratt & Whitney will provide power for up to 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft ordered by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) as part of a contract announced today. The agreement includes 120 firm PurePower PW1100G engines for 60 aircraft and options for up to 80 engines for the additional 40 aircraft with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016. … See more

Monday, March 7, 2011
Commercial Engines

Etihad Airways and the Engine Alliance Finalize GP7200 Engine and Fleet Management Agreements

Etihad Airways and the Engine Alliance have signed agreements for the purchase of the GP7200 engines to power its fleet of 10 Airbus A380 aircraft and for a long-term Fleet Management Agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines. … See more

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Joins Med-Trans Corporation in Celebrating Delivery of Milestone 1,000th PW206B2 Engine Aboard EC135P2 Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) presented Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans) with a commemorative plaque at a ceremony here today marking the delivery of the 1,000th PW206B2 engine aboard Eurocopter's EC135P2 helicopter. … See more

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Commercial Engines

VIH Aviation Group Ltd. Chooses P&WC-Powered AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopters Signs Long-Term Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan Contract

VIH Aviation Group Ltd. has purchased 10 AgustaWestland 139 AW139 helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC's) PT6C-67C engines and has signed a long-term Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan contract with P&WC, which covers the overhaul and repair of the engines. … See more

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Commercial Engines

PHI Inc Chooses P&WC-Powered AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopters Signs Long-Term Engine Service Agreement for PT6C-67C Engines

PHI Inc (NASDAQ: PHII, PHIIK), a leading provider of helicopter transportation and related services to a diverse customer group that includes the oil and gas industries, has purchased 10 AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC's) PT6C-67C engines. … See more

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers First PT6C-67E Production Engine for the Eurocopter EC175 Helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has delivered its first PT6C-67E production engine for the Eurocopter EC175 helicopter, a medium-size utility helicopter for multi-role civilian and parapublic applications. … See more

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Celebrates Swedish Police Squadron 40,000-hour Milestone

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has joined with aircraft maintenance company Patria Helicopters AB to mark an important milestone reached by the helicopter squadron of the Swedish Police. EC135P2 helicopters operated by the Squadron and equipped with P&WC's PW206B2 engines have now recorded a remarkable 40,000 in-flight hours. … See more

February 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Commercial Engines

First Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engine Completes Initial Ground Tests, Exceeds Expectations

Pratt & Whitney successfully completed initial ground testing on its first PurePower® PW1000G series engine, the PW1524G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft. The engine completed nearly 200 hours of ground tests at the company's West Palm Beach, Fla. facility. … See more

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1200G Engines on Mitsubishi Regional Jet Order for Trans States Holdings

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 50 firm and up to 50 options for new Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft ordered by Trans States Holdings as part of a contract announced today. … See more

January 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney's JT8D Engine Receives FAA Certification for Engine Enhancements

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, today announced the certification of several enhancements for the JT8D-219 engine. … See more