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November 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Commercial Engines

Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Achieves 2,000,000 In-Service Flight Hours

The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine has achieved another significant operational milestone, reaching 2 million revenue flight hours after five years of service. … See more

Monday, November 18, 2013
Commercial Engines

IAE Launches Pure-V™ Engine Designation

IAE International Aero Engines AG has launched its new Pure-V™-1 designation for V2500® engines maintained to IAE's high build standards. A Pure-V designated engine contains IAE-approved parts and repairs throughout the entire engine. … See more

October 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Beechcraft and Pratt & Whitney Canada Sign Major Engine Service Agreement to Support Wheels Up King Air 350i Fleet

Beechcraft Corporation and its aftermarket service and support organization, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS), announced at the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition that it has signed a long-term engine service agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to support the PT6A-60A engines powering the King Air 350i aircraft recently ordered by private aviation membership company Wheels Up. … See more

Monday, October 21, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs Engine Service Agreement With Hawker Beechcraft Services

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed an engine service agreement with Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) for the support of Beechcraft King Air series turboprops and Hawker business jets. … See more

Friday, October 4, 2013
Commercial Engines, Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Completes New V2500® Engine Line: Prepares for Ramp Up at Connecticut Engine Center

Today, Pratt & Whitney completed the second phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, Conn., facility to prepare the Engine Center to ramp up for production of its portion of PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo family and increase capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Military. … See more

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

P&WC Seals Long-Term FMP(R) Program Agreement with Denmark's Nordic Aviation Capital

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is pleased to announce the signing of a new long-term Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) contract with Denmark's Nordic Aviation Capital A/S (NAC). … See more

September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

IAE's V-Services(SM) Helps Maintain Fleet in China

Today 19 customers based in China operate over 420 V2500® engine-powered aircraft. More than 360 of these aircraft are covered by a V-Services Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA). … See more

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Commercial Engines

ICBC Leasing Orders V2500® Engines for New Aircraft

ICBC Financial Leasing Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has entered into an agreement under which IAE International Aero Engines AG's V2500 engines will power 17 firm and three option A320 series aircraft. … See more

Monday, September 16, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engine Powers Bombardier CSeries First Flight

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine successfully powered Bombardier's new CSeries* airplane for its maiden flight. … See more

Friday, September 13, 2013
Commercial Engines

PT6A Engines to Power Agricultural Aircraft Converted by Cascade

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a five-year agreement with Cascade Aircraft Conversions, LLC. to provide PT6A engines for agricultural operators who elect to upgrade their aircraft engines. … See more

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney Signs Exclusive Maintenance Agreement with Transaero Airlines

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed an exclusive eight-year maintenance services agreement with Transaero Airlines to provide engine overhaul services on the airline's fleet of PW4000-112" engines. … See more

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers its 80,000th Engine to Beechcraft

Fifty years after delivering its very first engine to Beechcraft Corporation, P&WC has celebrated with Beechcraft another historic milestone during EAA AirVenture (EAA), in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with the delivery of its 80,000th engine, a PT6A-60A set to power the King Air 350i. … See more

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Commercial Engines

Volaris Selects PurePower® and V2500® Engines for Airbus Aircraft

Volaris has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 30 firm A320neo aircraft. The airline becomes the first Mexican airline to select the Geared Turbofan™ engine. … See more

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Commercial Engines

Etihad Airways Upgrades to V2500® SelectTwo™ Engines

Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with IAE International Aero Engines AG to upgrade the airline's current and future fleet of 35 V2500 engine-powered Airbus A320 family of aircraft to the V2500 SelectTwo engine standard. … See more

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Pratt & Whitney and SkyWest, Inc. Sign Aftermarket Agreement for Fleet of Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Pratt & Whitney and SkyWest, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for a PureSolution™ Fleet Management Program supporting the PW1217G engines installed in a fleet of 100 MRJ90 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and up to an additional 100 option MRJ90 Mitsubishi Regional Jets for a term of up to 16 years. … See more

June 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Commercial Engines, Military Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Pratt & Whitney Announces More Than 1,000 New Engine Orders; Highlights F135 Engine Milestone at 2013 Paris Air Show

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced new orders for more than 1,000 engines, including options, and highlighted key milestones for its military engines programs - including the F135 engine - at the 2013 Paris Air Show. … See more

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Air Lease Corporation Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for Airbus A320/A321 neo Aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 30 firm A320/A321 neo aircraft. … See more

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

International Lease Finance Corporation Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for Additional 30 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power an additional 30 A320neo Family aircraft bringing ILFC's total commitment to 180 engines. … See more

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on International Lease Finance Corporation Order for Up to 100 Embraer E-Jets E2 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for up to 100 Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft based on the letter of intent announced by Embraer and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). … See more

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Commercial Engines, Engineering, Paris Air Show 2013

Pratt & Whitney and NASA Demonstrate Benefits of Geared TurboFan™ System in Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, recently reached a milestone in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project by demonstrating unprecedented performance and efficiency of a Geared TurboFan™ ultra-high bypass system, successfully completing 275 hours of fan rig testing in the NASA Low Speed Wind Tunnel. … See more

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

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

Pratt & Whitney and Norwegian Air Shuttle signed a definitive agreement to power 50 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft with PurePower PW1100G-JM engines. First delivery is scheduled for 2016. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Spirit Airlines Selects PurePower® and V2500 Engines for 75 Airbus Aircraft

Spirit Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 45 firm A320neo aircraft. Spirit also selected International Aero Engines' (IAE) V2500 engine to power its order for 30 firm A320ceo aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

IAE Ramp Up Driven by Reliability, Backed by V-Services

IAE International Aero Engines AG is building more V2500 engines than ever and continues to break production records as it ramps up to meet demand. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Paris Air Show 2013

IAE Begins Assembly of First KC-390 Engine

IAE is assembling the first V2500-E5 engines – selected in 2011 to power Embraer Defense and Security's new KC-390 multi-role tanker/transport aircraft – in June. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Paris Air Show 2013

Spirit Airlines Expands Aftermarket Agreement with IAE

Spirit Airlines, North America's leading ultra low-cost airline, and IAE International Aero Engines AG have amended their existing V-ServicesSM Fleet Hour Agreement to include coverage for 86 incremental V2500 engines. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Philippine Airlines Selects V2500 Engines for Airbus Aircraft

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected IAE International Aero Engines AG's V2500 engine to power its order for 34 A321 aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

IAE Inks New Engine Deal with CALC

China Aircraft Leasing Company Ltd. (CALC) has entered into an agreement under which IAE International Aero Engines AG will provide V2500 engines to power 11 new A320 family aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

BOC Aviation Confirms Order for Additional IAE V2500 Engines

BOC Aviation awarded IAE International Aero Engines AG with an engine order for 13 firm A320 family aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled from May 2014 to December 2016. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engine Program Continues to Expand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced more than 3,500 orders that include announced and unannounced firm orders, plus options for its PurePower engine family with game-changing Geared Turbofan™ technology. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Aviation Capital Group Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power 12 firm A320neo aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

LATAM Airlines Selects PurePower® Engines for Airbus Aircraft

LATAM Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 42 firm A320neo family aircraft. … See more

Monday, June 17, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on SkyWest, Inc. Order for 100 Embraer Jets

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for up to 100 firm plus 100 purchase right Embraer Second Generation E-Jets for an order announced today by Embraer and SkyWest, Inc. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. … See more

Monday, June 17, 2013
Commercial Engines, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Paris Air Show 2013

Pratt & Whitney Extends Part Repair Agreement with All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways Co., LTD. (ANA) has signed an eight-year extension to its exclusive part repair agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, to continue support of the airline's fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. … See more

Monday, June 17, 2013
Commercial Engines, Paris Air Show 2013

China Southern Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4170 Advantage70™ Engines

China Southern Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power its order of 16 Airbus A330 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Leadership, Commercial Engines

David M. Brantner Named President, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines; Matthew F. Bromberg Named President, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket; Todd J. Kallman to Retire

Pratt & Whitney today appointed David Brantner, 46, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, and Matthew Bromberg, 43, president, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket, both reporting to Paul Adams, chief operating officer. Brantner and Bromberg succeed Todd Kallman who announced his intent to retire from UTC. … See more

Monday, June 3, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engine for Airbus A320neo Soars on Wing; Begins First Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engine successfully completed its first flight May 15, launching the engine family's flight test program. … See more

April 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on Airbus A321neo Aircraft for Hawaiian Airlines

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft for an order announced today by Hawaiian Airlines. The 16 firm and nine option aircraft order between Hawaiian Airlines and Airbus represents up to 50 fuel efficient PurePower® PW1133G-JM engines. … See more

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engine for Airbus A320neo Successfully Completes Ground Test Program; Prepares for First Flight Tests

The first Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft successfully completed ground testing at the company's West Palm Beach, Fla., test facility. The engine completed over 120 hours of testing, validating overall engine operation and fuel efficiency. … See more

March 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013
Commercial Engines

IAE Celebrates 30 Years of Superior Technology

It was March 11, 1983 and IAE's five new shareholders – Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Japanese Aero Engine Corporation, MTU Aero Engines, and FiatAvio – were on a mission to develop an advanced aero engine that would lead the single-aisle segment into the new millennium. … See more

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Commercial Engines

Light Twin Leader PW206B3 to Power EC135 P3

Eurocopter, an EADS company, will use PW206B3 engines to power the next EC135 helicopter, the EC135 P3. … See more

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Commercial Engines

PT6T-9 Twin-Pac® Engines to Power Upgraded Bell 412EPI Commercial Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE:TXT), has selected Pratt & Whitney's Canada's (P&WC) PT6T-9 Twin-Pac® engines to power its upgraded Bell 412EPI helicopter. … See more

Sunday, March 3, 2013
Commercial Engines

FAST Technology Offers a Single Solution for Managing All Engine Performance Data

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched Automatic Power Assurance Check (APAC) to run on its FAST™ (Flight data Acquisition Storage and Transmission System) engine diagnostic solution for P&WC-powered helicopters. … See more

Sunday, March 3, 2013
Commercial Engines

New TBO Program for PW206 and PW207 Engine

The time between overhaul (TBO) for all new PW206 and PW207 engines has been extended to 4,000 hours. … See more

February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Commercial Engines, Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Transforms Middletown Assembly Area for New PurePower® PW1100G-JM and F135 Engines

Pratt & Whitney completed the first phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, Conn., facility that prepares the Engine Center to produce its portion of PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo and increases production capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. military. … See more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Commercial Engines

Transport Canada Certifies Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G Engine for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney announced today that Pratt & Whitney has successfully achieved Transport Canada type certification of its first PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine – the PW1500G engine that will power Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Commercial Engines

Dean Athans to Succeed Mary Ellen Jones at The Engine Alliance

Dean Athans has been named president of the Engine Alliance, succeeding Mary Ellen Jones, who is returning to a senior leadership position at Pratt & Whitney. … See more

January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Expands Global Footprint with First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Today Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines. … See more

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Commercial Engines

Embraer Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine as Exclusive Power for Second Generation of E-Jets

Embraer today announced it has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine as the exclusive power for its new second generation of the E-Jet aircraft family. … See more