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. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"This rally is great news for our friends at Pratt & Whitney," Fedele said. "The proposed NewGen tanker, built by Boeing and powered by Pratt & Whitney engines made in Connecticut, is critical to our military's success. In addition, this program would support thousands of high-skilled, high-paying jobs in Connecticut and across the country. Connecticut has a responsibility to its business community to continue to build a business-friendly environment in the state. Thank you to all Pratt & Whitney employees who represent their company and the state with their standards of professionalism, exceptional skill levels and strong work ethic. Pratt & Whitney is the best possible choice to partner with Boeing and I wish them all success."
All four elected officials applauded Boeing's selection of Pratt & Whitney's PW4062 engines for its proposed NewGen Tanker during a visit today to Pratt & Whitney's East Hartford campus. Today also marks the day the Boeing/Pratt & Whitney team submitted their Pratt & Whitney-powered NewGen Tanker proposal in the competition for the U.S. Air Force's tanker recapitalization program.
"Lt. Gov. Fedele, Congressmen Larson and Courtney and Congresswoman DeLauro have demonstrated their continued commitment to a strong national defense by supporting key defense programs such as the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the C-17 Globemaster III and the NewGen Tanker," said Warren Boley, president of Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney. "These programs not only help ensure freedom around the world, they are also vital to the health of Connecticut's work force."
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated as a result of important risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the outcome of the U.S. Air Force's decision process to select from among competing aircraft manufacturers the company to receive contracts for the development and production of new tanker aircraft; decisions by Congress as to the funding of such aircraft programs; changes in government procurement priorities and practices, budget plans or availability of funding or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.