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December 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Receives Engine Contract for Boeing C-17s Sold to India

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently received a contract to produce the first four F117-PW-100 engines that will power the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III for the Indian Air Force. … See more

November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Powers Flight of Second Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System for U.S. Navy

Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system have successfully powered the first flight of the second Northrop Grumman X-47B flight test aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. … See more

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F135 Propulsion System Powers Successful Sea Trials for F-35 Program

Sea trials have concluded for the F-35B Lightning II's Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. Flying under the power of Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system, two STOVL variants conducted 72 short takeoffs and vertical landings, for a total of 260 vertical landings in the program. … See more

October 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Dedicates F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Models to Employees at Conn. Facility

Pratt & Whitney dedicated three F-35 Lightning II aircraft models to its employees during a ceremony at its main Connecticut plant yesterday. … See more

September 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Donates $1 Million and Twin Wasp Engine to National World War II Museum; Dave Hess Joins Board of Trustees

Pratt & Whitney has donated $1 million to the National World War II Museum to help tell the story of America's experience in the war that changed the world. In addition to the monetary pledge, the company is donating a Twin Wasp R-1830-90D, an engine that powered several different World War II aircraft. … See more

August 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Military Engines

PHOTO: Pratt & Whitney-Powered F-15C Departs

A Pratt & Whitney-powered F-15C Eagle from the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing departs Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., on Aug. 12. … See more

Friday, August 26, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Receives Above & Beyond Award For Support of Employees in National Guard and Reserves

Pratt & Whitney's North Berwick facility has been awarded the Above & Beyond award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as an employer who has gone above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave and providing support for military duty by their employees. … See more

Friday, August 12, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's Enhanced F100 Engine Powers First F-16 Delivery to Royal Moroccan Air Force

The Royal Moroccan Air Force unveiled the first four of 24 Pratt & Whitney-powered F-16 aircraft in a ceremony on August 4 at Ben Guerrir Air Base in Marrakech, Morocco. … See more

June 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney and U.S. Air Force Initiate First F119 Engine Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney and the U.S. Air Force have begun to overhaul the first F119 engine to reach its mid-life inspection at the F119 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) located at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Military Engines

United Arab Emirates Air Force Receives First Pratt & Whitney-powered C-17 Aircraft

The United Arab Emirates Air Force recently received its first C-17 Globemaster III, powered exclusively by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. The UAE Air Force is slated to receive a total of six C-17s by 2012. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Military Engines

U.S. Air Force and Pratt & Whitney Complete First F117 Overhaul at Oklahoma Maintenance Facility

With the assistance of Pratt & Whitney representatives, Airmen at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla., recently completed repairs on the first F117 engine at the base's new F117 Heavy Maintenance Center. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F135 Spare Engine to Eglin Air Force Base for F-35 Training Operations

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 spare engine to the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to support F-35 Lightning II training operations to begin this summer. … See more

Monday, June 20, 2011
Military Engines

India To Acquire C-17s Exclusively Powered By Pratt & Whitney F117 Engines

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that India's Ministry of Defence has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifters exclusively powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. … See more

May 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded $1.13B Contract for F135 Engine Production

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $1.13 billion contract for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. … See more

Friday, May 6, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F135 Engine for Low Rate Initial Production Lot 3

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 engine for low rate initial production (LRIP) 3 to the U.S. Government for the F-35 Lightning II program. … See more

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Celebrates Museum Installation of JSF119 Engine at Smithsonian Institution

Pratt & Whitney announced yesterday that its JSF119 propulsion system has been installed by the Smithsonian Institution at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. … See more

March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Receives Maintenance Contract Extension to Support F100 Engines for Italian Air Force

Pratt & Whitney has received a $6.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to extend its fleet management program for F100-PW-220E engines powering the Italian Air Force's F-16 fighters. … See more

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F119 Engine Hot Section Demonstrates Full-Life Capability

Pratt & Whitney's F119 engine powering the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor, successfully reached its first hot section full-life capability of 4,325 total accumulated cycles (TACs), during a recent mission at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. … See more

Monday, March 21, 2011
Military Engines

Five Pratt & Whitney Engineers Honored as Distinguished Engineers of the Year By Hartford ASME for Their Work on the F135 Engine for the F-35 Fighter

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

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Deliver First JT8D-219 Engine for Re-engined Joint STARS Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney will deliver its first reconfigured JT8D-219 engine, to Northrop Grumman later this month as part of the U.S. Air Force's re-engined E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft program. … See more

February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Powers First Flight of Production F-35 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney's F135 conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) production engine powered the successful first flight of a production F-35 aircraft on Friday, Feb. 25. This milestone marks the introduction of Pratt & Whitney's F135 production engines into service. … See more

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F117 Engine Exceeds 8 Million Flight Hours

Pratt & Whitney's F117 engine, the exclusive power for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, recently exceeded 8 million engine flight hours. … See more

Monday, February 7, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Propulsion System Successfully Powers First Flight of X-47B Navy-Northrop Grumman Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration Program

Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system have successfully powered the first flight of the Navy / Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) X-47B flight test aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. … See more

January 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines Power Biofuel Tests for U.S. Air Force

A Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engine recently powered its first biofuel test flight of a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. … See more

Monday, January 3, 2011
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's Short Take Off Vertical Landing Variant F135 Engine Receives Initial Service Release

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, has achieved initial service release (ISR) for the short take off and vertical landing variant (STOVL) F135 engine, marking another major milestone. … See more