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December 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012
Commercial Engines

Stellar 2012 for Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine Programs

As of year-end, Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced nearly 3,000 engine orders, including options, for its PurePower engine family with game-changing Geared Turbofan™ technology. … See more

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Reaches Milestone in Development of America's Next Rocket Engine for Human Spaceflight

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the last hot-fire test on the J-2X powerpack - an important step toward development of America's next rocket engine designed for human spaceflight. … See more

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Power Systems

United Technologies to Sell Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Unit to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced it has reached agreement to sell its Pratt & Whitney Power Systems unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). … See more

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Powers Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing X-37B Test Vehicle into Orbit

The U.S. military's unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle returned to orbit today on its third mission – thanks to the proven propulsion systems provided by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS. … See more

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Receives GreenCircle Award for Connecticut River Cleanup

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has awarded Pratt & Whitney (P&W) a GreenCircle Award for employee-led clean-up efforts on the East Hartford shoreline of the Connecticut River. … See more

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Singapore Engine Center Celebrates 7,000th Engine Delivery

Pratt & Whitney today announced its Singapore engine center celebrated more than 30 years of operations with the milestone delivery of its 7000th overhauled engine. … See more

Monday, December 3, 2012
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Selected to Receive Three Cost-Sharing Contract Awards Totaling More Than $5 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) has selected Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to receive a total of more than $5 million for three cost-sharing projects designed to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of gas turbines in commercial-scale power plants. … See more

November 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Develop Advanced Variable Speed Turbine for Army Rotorcraft

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to research and develop an Advanced Variable-Speed Power Turbine (AVSPOT) to meet the range and lift requirements for current and future force rotorcraft. … See more

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Congratulates U.S. Marine Corps for World's First F-35B Lightning II Operational Squadron

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), joined today with other industry partners to celebrate and offer congratulations to the United States Marine Corps for the official stand-up and re-designation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the world's first operational squadron to fly the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

TransAsia Airways Firms Options for Additional Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A321neo Aircraft

TransAsia Airways has converted options for six A321neo aircraft with Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines into firm orders. Pratt & Whitney will now power TransAsia's order of 12 firm A321neo aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Shanghai Engine Center Provides Apprentice Training Program for Shanghai Civil Aviation College

The Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Shanghai Engine Center, called Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Company Limited ("SEC"), a joint venture with China Eastern Airlines, recently signed an agreement with Shanghai Civil Aviation College (SCAC) to collaborate on apprenticeships and advance license training programs. … See more

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Receives $2.3 Million Award from Department of Defense to Further Develop High-Concentration Solar Technology

The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) office of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne approximately $2.3 million to design and develop a 200-kilowatt high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar-power field on one acre at Edwards Air Force Base in California. … See more

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Military Engines

C-17 Sustainment Team Wins Top Award for Government-Industry Partnership

The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) was recently awarded the 2012 Secretary of Defense "Gerald R. Beck" Performance Based Logistics (PBL) system-level Award by the Secretary of Defense. The GISP team includes Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force. … See more

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Leadership

General Carrol 'Howie' Chandler Joins Pratt & Whitney

Retired United States Air Force four-star General Carrol 'Howie' Chandler recently joined Pratt & Whitney as vice president, Business Development and Aftermarket Services for the company's Military Engines business. … See more

Friday, October 26, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Completes First PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engine for Airbus A320neo Family of Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly of its first engine to test (FETT) for its PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine – the first engine to power the Airbus A320neo aircraft. Company leadership, Airbus, MTU, JAEC and employees celebrated the program milestone with a Last Bolt Ceremony at Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach facility … See more

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney's Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems Will Benefit Power Generating Facilities Certified for Japan's Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff Program

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) announced today that its Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators will be of benefit to power generators that qualify for Japan's renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FIT), a government initiative to increase renewable power generation sources. … See more

Friday, October 12, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Signs MOU with Republic Polytechnic

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners recently signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with Republic Polytechnic, one of Singapore's leading technical schools, aimed at training future aviation professionals … See more

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Boosts Modernized Navigation Satellite into Orbit

A powerful roar rumbled across Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully boosted the third Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite into orbit. … See more

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Receives $1 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance Oxy-Combustion Technology

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and its team members $1 million to evaluate the benefits of pressurized oxy-combustion in a fluidized bed reactor to economically capture greenhouse gases emitted by coal-fired power plants. … See more

September 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Signs Five New Engine Management Program Contracts

Pratt & Whitney recently signed five new contracts for its Engine Management Program (EMP) service in which Pratt & Whitney monitors and helps maintain customers' engine performance. … See more

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney's F119 Engine Achieves Significant Milestones

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 500th F119 engine, which powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. This delivery is accompanied by another significant milestone for the F119 program – more than 20 years of simulated operational service through Accelerated Mission Tests (AMTs) … See more

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Selected for Negotiations for U.S. Air Force Adaptive Engine Technology Development Program

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected for negotiations by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) program. … See more

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing Critical Government Satellite into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled a critical U.S. government satellite into orbit, once again demonstrating the consistency and reliability of their rocket launch propulsion systems. … See more

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Names Metal Technology Co. Ltd. Designated Service Provider for JT8D Engine Repairs

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and Metal Technology Co. Ltd. (MTC) have signed an agreement to establish MTC as a designated service provider for Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine part repairs. … See more

August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Atlas V Upper Stage, Placing Radiation Belt Storm Probes into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission into orbit … See more

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Leadership

Paul Adams Receives American Society of Mechanical Engineering Leadership Award

Paul Adams, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of Operations & Engineering, was named recipient of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering) 2012 Leadership Award … See more

Monday, August 6, 2012
Space Propulsion

Hamilton Sundstrand Rocketdyne Powers ‘Curiosity’ Rover on Mars

Moments after Curiosity landed on Mars, the rover successfully began its mission to see whether the red planet has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for … See more

Friday, August 3, 2012
Space Propulsion

Boeing to Further Develop Commercial Crew Space Transportation System under NASA CCiCap Award Supported by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

NASA has selected Boeing to receive $460 million in additional funding to further develop the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System … See more

July 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Signs Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Alabama A&M University

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne signed a NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Alabama A&M University. … See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® PW1200G Engines on SkyWest, Inc. Order for 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft for an order announced today by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation … See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Commercial Engines

Air Astana Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94” Engines in Deal Valued at $90 Million

Air Astana has selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000-94” engine for its order of three firm and one option Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. The contract is … See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance Announces GP7200 Engine Enhancements and Marks One Million Flight Hours

Today the Engine Alliance announced a series of performance and durability enhancements to the GP7200 engine applicable to new engine deliveries that will … See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue Airways Finalize Agreement for PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and JetBlue Airways signed a definitive agreement for … See more

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Exclusive Maintenance Services Agreement with Alba Star Airlines

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed a memorandum of understanding … See more

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Offers Service-Proven PW4170 Advantage70™ Engine for Airbus 240 Tonne A330 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney will offer its PW4170 Advantage70™ engine, the most reliable and fuel efficient engine available for the A330 aircraft… See more

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G Engine Successfully Completes First Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed… See more

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Australian Supplier Broens Industries for Additional F135 Engine Work

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the… See more

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Celebrates 40 Years of F100 Engine Power

Pratt & Whitney celebrates 40 years of F100 propulsion, marking the development and delivery of its first F100 engines … See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Becomes Majority Program Shareholder in IAE: Closes on Deal to Purchase Rolls-Royce Program Share in the IAE Collaboration

Pratt & Whitney and IAE International Aero Engines (IAE) shareholders, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines GmbH, announced details of the June 29 closing of Pratt & Whitney’s agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce’s program… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Norwegian Air Shuttle Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines to Power Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and Norwegian Air Shuttle signed a memorandum of understanding to power 50 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft with PurePower PW1100G-JM engines… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Cebu Pacific Air Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines to Power Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for its order of… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Shanghai Airlines Signs Three-Year Agreement for Pratt & Whitney Engine Management Programs

Shanghai Airlines has signed a three-year Pratt & Whitney Engine Management Program agreement, which includes… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Expands Global JT9D Repair Network with Israel Aerospace Industries

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and Israel Aerospace Industries have signed a 10-year agreement… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

CIT and Pratt & Whitney Finalize Agreement For PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines For Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a global leader in transportation finance, and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and IndiGo Finalize Agreement for 300 PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines

Pratt & Whitney and IndiGo signed a definitive agreement for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 150 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The agreement includes… See more

Monday, July 9, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First Engines for Boeing C-17s to India

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of… See more

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Air Shows

Pratt & Whitney Media Events at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow

Pratt & Whitney will announce exciting new business and brief media on key programs during the 2012 Farnborough Airshow… See more

Monday, July 2, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Welcomes Airbus A320 Family Assembly Line to United States

Today, Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) welcomed an Airbus announcement that it will establish a manufacturing facility… See more

June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012
Space Propulsion

Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68A Engines Power Delta IV Heavy Upgrade Vehicle on Inaugural Flight

The sky rumbled and the ground shook as the three most powerful hydrogen-fueled liquid rocket engines ever built successfully boosted a U.S. government satellite into orbit… See more

Friday, June 29, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce Close on Deal for Program Share in IAE

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, closed today on its agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce’s program share in IAE International Aero Engines (“IAE”)… See more

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes CCDev-2 Hot-Fire Testing on Thruster for NASA's Commercial Crew Program

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a service module thruster for Boeing's Commercial Space Transportation… See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Celebrates the Inauguration of a New Middle East Propulsion Company Facility

The Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC), a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney’s parent company United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), Saudi Arabian Airlines, Mohawearean Aviation Services Company and MTU Aero Engines… See more

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers Atlas V Upper Stage, Orbiting Critical Satellite for U.S. Government

In another awesome display of consistent and reliable rocket launch propulsion, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled a critical U.S. government satellite into orbit. The spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station… See more

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Expands Global Network with South African Airways Technical

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, and South African Airways Technical (SAAT) have signed an agreement to perform JT9D-7R4G2 repair work at SAAT’s Johannesburg facility… See more

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

PWPS Announces New FT8 Depot Facility with Iberia Airlines in Madrid, Spain

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems announced today at the POWER-GEN Europe exhibition that Iberia Maintenance, the Maintenance and Engineering division of Iberia Airlines, has been selected to provide depot support… See more

Monday, June 11, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney and the Italian Air Force Celebrate the Successful F-16 'Peace Caesar' and F100 Fleet Management Programs

Pratt & Whitney and the Italian Air Force celebrated the highly successful Peace Caesar F-16 lease program and supporting Pratt & Whitney F100 Fleet Management Program during the F-16 departure ceremony on May 23… See more

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Irkut Sign Definitive Agreement for PurePower® PW1400G Engine for MC-21 Aircraft Family

Pratt & Whitney and Russia’s Irkut Corporation today signed a definitive agreement to offer the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1400G engine on Irkut’s MC-21 family of aircraft. This secures the PurePower engine as the only western powerplant offered on the new narrow body program… See more

Monday, June 4, 2012
Leadership

Paul Adams Inducted Into Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering; Gives Keynote Address on ‘Disruptive’ PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Technology

Paul Adams, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of Operations & Engineering, was recently inducted into the distinguished Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (CASE) for his outstanding contributions to jet propulsion technology… See more

May 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Specialty Services

Pratt & Whitney launches PurePulse™ waterjet technology

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company today announced it is launching a new service called PurePulse™ waterjet technology. This closed-loop, forced pulse waterjet system is a patented way to strip chrome… See more

Monday, May 21, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Establishes Engineering Center of Excellence at Iowa State University

Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic research partnership with Iowa State University to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications… See more

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Receives Healthy Air Ambassador Corporate Award for Commitment to Clean Air and Healthy Lungs

The New England chapter of the American Lung Association has awarded Pratt & Whitney (P&W) the Healthy Air Ambassador Corporate Award for demonstrating a commitment to clean air through environmentally sound practices… See more

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Monarch Air Commits to Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions with Pratt & Whitney’s EcoFlight™ Solutions

Monarch Airlines selected Pratt & Whitney’s fuel conservation program, EcoFlight Solutions, reaching a 5-year agreement. The EcoFlight Solutions team has already commenced work with Monarch Airlines to develop… See more

Monday, May 7, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Propulsion Orbits Critical Communications Satellite for U.S. Military

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne upperstage propulsion successfully orbited the second in a series of Advanced Extremely High-Frequency (AEHF) communications satellites for the U.S. military… See more

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G Engine Takes to the Skies: Begins First Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight on April 30, launching the engine family’s flight test program. The PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet… See more

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Delivers 50th F135 Engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Pratt & Whitney has successfully delivered the 50th production F135 engine – powering Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II – to the U.S. Department of Defense. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp… See more

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Automation Recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 100 Percent On-Time Delivery and Quality

Pratt & Whitney Automation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently received supplier recognition from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for their 100 percent on-time delivery with perfect quality during 2011… See more

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Power Systems

Turboden enters UK market with two Organic Rankine Cycle biomass power plants

Turboden recently entered the UK market with awards for two biomass-fueled Combined Cooling, Heat and Power plants for two of the country’s most well known institutions - British Sky Broadcasting and Heathrow Airport. Both will receive clean, carbon-neutral power… See more

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems to Deliver Biomass Heat Recovery Power Plant for West Fraser Timber Company in British Columbia, Canada

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver a 13 MW biomass heat recovery power plant for West Fraser Timber Company in British Columbia, Canada. The state-of-the-art power plant will provide clean… See more

April 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' Turkish Engine Center Delivers 100th Overhauled Engine to Turkish Airlines

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' Turkish Engine Center recently celebrated delivery of its 100th overhauled CFM56® engine to… See more

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Power, Propulsion and Optimization

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Celebrates Commissioning of Commercial-Scale Prototype Dry Solids Pump to Provide High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Gasification

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the commissioning of a commercial-scale dry-solids pump – a revolutionary feed system integrated with PWR’s compact gasifier to efficiently gasify coal, petcoke and other solid fuels… See more

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Commercial Engines

GP7200 Engines Recognized for Fuel Consumption Benefit

Airbus recently revised its performance handbook to indicate that GP7200-powered A380 aircraft have been demonstrating fuel consumption levels… See more

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engines Successfully Boost Government Payload Into Space

The sky rumbled with the sound of a rocket launch today as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne once again demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems with the successful lift-off of a critical satellite for the U.S. government… See more

March 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Boeing Representatives Sign Engine Contract to Power U.S. Air Force’s KC-46 Tanker

Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines division, and Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and program manager, KC-46 Tanker Program, hosted a ceremonial engine contract signing event today at Boeing’s Tanker… See more

Monday, March 12, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Latest Hot-Fire Test on Launch Abort Engine for Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, successfully completed a full-mission duration hot-fire test on a Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft… See more

Friday, March 9, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney to Highlight Importance of Waste Heat-to-Power Solutions

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS), a world leader in Organic Rankine Cycle solutions for waste heat, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal power applications, will host the California “Waste Heat to Power Road Show.” The three-day event will include… See more

February 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Powers 200th Mission of Centaur Rocket, Places Communications Satellite for U.S. Navy into Orbit

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne once again demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully powering the Centaur upper-stage rocket on its 200th mission and placing the first in a series of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellites for the U.S. Navy into orbit… See more

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Commercial Engines

Gearing Up for Certification: PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine Test Program Progressing Rapidly

Continuing its engine certification program, Pratt & Whitney has initiated certification icing testing for its PurePower PW1524G engine that will power the Bombardier* Cseries* aircraft family. The company anticipates completing engine certification by the end of 2012. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes J-2X Powerpack Test

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the first in a series of powerpack hot-fire tests on the J-2X engine, which is being developed for NASA to power humans further into space than ever before. Powerpack tests are designed to evaluate the full range of operating conditions of the engine's components during flight… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Signs Maintenance Agreements with Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. has selected Pratt & Whitney for a Fleet Management Program agreement and a part repair agreement to provide maintenance for the airline's Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft engines and engine parts. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Teaches Singapore Polytechnic Students to Power the Future

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Pratt & Whitney signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today enabling students to participate in an Overseas Industrial Training Program (OITP) at Pratt & Whitney’s Customer Training Center in China… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Go Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines for Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family

Go Airlines (GoAir), a leading provider of low fare services in the growing Indian aviation market, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 72 firm A320neo aircraft. The agreement represents 144 firm PW1100G-JM engines… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Commercial Engines

TransAsia Airways Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines to Power Airbus A321neo Aircraft

TransAsia Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of six firm and six option A321neo aircraft. The deal includes a 10-year PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement for 27 engines, including spare and option engines… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Begins Construction on New Seletar Aerospace Park Facility

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has begun construction on the company's new facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Powers Learning with National Formosa University Students

National Formosa University (NFU) and Pratt & Whitney signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement allows NFU students to participate in a well-designed curriculum for commercial engine maintenance as well as other professional training at Pratt & Whitney’s Customer Training Center… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of V2500® Engine Order from Sichuan Airlines Valued at US$80 Million

Sichuan Airlines has selected International Aero Engines to provide V2500 engines to power eight new A320 series aircraft. The order includes a long-term aftermarket services agreement. The deal is valued at approximately $80 million for Pratt & Whitney. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Share of V2500® Engine Order from ICBC Valued at US$100 Million

ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC), has selected International Aero Engines to provide V2500 engines to power its fleet of 15 new A320 series aircraft. The deal is valued at US$100 million for Pratt & Whitney. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engine Exceeds 20,000 Hours Powering the F-35

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine—exclusively powering Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II—exceeded 20,000 total engine hours while powering the fleet of F-35 flight test aircraft, including 17,700 ground test hours and 2,500 flight test hours. This marks yet another milestone for Pratt & Whitney… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Military Engines

F119 Achieves Significant Milestone Powering the F-22; 200,000 Flight Hours Logged During Safest Engine Introduction in USAF History

Pratt & Whitney’s F119, the world’s first fifth-generation engine and the predecessor to the F135, has surpassed the 200,000 flight hour milestone powering Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor. This milestone recognizes the F119 as a fully mature engine. In addition, the F119 has demonstrated the safest and most reliable introduction of a fighter engine in United States Air Force history… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

The Boeing Company has recognized Pratt & Whitney as a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award winner. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Pratt & Whitney maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. This is the second consecutive year that Pratt & Whitney has received the honor… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' TOS Facility Celebrates 30th Anniversary

2012 marks 30 years since the formation of Turbine Overhaul Services (TOS), a Singapore-based joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Limited (ST Aerospace). Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Wins $200 Million PW4000 Advantage70™ Engine Order from Korean Air

Korean Air selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power five new Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement, valued at approximately $200 million, represents 10 firm PW4170 engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Asiana Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney Fleet Management Program

Asiana Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney for a Fleet Management Program agreement to provide engine maintenance for three of the airline's Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Receives Maintenance Contract to Support F100 Engines for Royal Jordanian Air Force

Pratt & Whitney has received a $19.2 million Material Management Program (MMP) contract with three, one-year options from the United States Air Force in support of F100-PW-220E engines powering the Royal Jordanian Air Force fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters… See more

Monday, February 13, 2012
Power Systems

Hawaiian Airlines Awarded First Ever Aviation Carbon Credits Using Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower® Engine Wash

Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), was today awarded the first ever aviation-based carbon credit. The credits are Verified Carbon Units, issued under the requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard using a new methodology developed by Pratt & Whitney… See more

Friday, February 10, 2012
Air Shows

Pratt & Whitney Media Events at the Singapore Air Show

Pratt & Whitney will announce new business and brief media on key programs during the 2012 Singapore Air Show. The current Pratt & Whitney media event schedule is below… See more

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Power Systems

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Signs Agreement for Commercial-Scale Gasification Demonstration Plant in China

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has signed a negotiation framework agreement with two energy industry leaders to design, construct and operate a commercial-scale advanced gasification demonstration plant in China’s central eastern Henan Province. The agreement is a key step toward commercializing technology designed to lower the cost of coal gasification… See more

January 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Space Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engines Power the Rocket Boosting the Latest Communications Satellite for U.S. Department of Defense

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully boosting the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla… See more

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded $194M F135 Long-Lead Production Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $194,097,296 long-lead production contract for F135 engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. The low rate initial production (LRIP) contract covers long-lead materials for the sixth lot of F135 engines, and provides Pratt & Whitney the ability to start procuring long-lead items for production engines… See more

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Awarded Contract for F135 Engine Production Worth Up To $1.12B

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Pratt & Whitney an undefinitized contract award (UCA) not to exceed $1,122,306,649 for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low rate initial production (LRIP) 5 contract which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements… See more