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December 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Top Stories, Special Topics

CBS News

3-D printing catches the eyes of jet engine makers

Three-dimensional printers capable of making engine parts are catching the eyes of jet engine makers like G.E., which say they hope to be producing parts for engines this way by next year. Don Dahler reports. See more

November 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Gizmodo

The Next F-35 Lightning's Engine Adapts for Flight, Fight, and Beyond

For the next iteration of the F-35 Lightning II, Pratt and Whitney is developing an engine that performs at its best no matter what's required of it. See more

September 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Bloomberg

Airbus Sees $4.4 Trillion Commercial Jet Market Over 20 Years

Airbus SAS, the European maker of commercial aircraft, predicted airlines will buy planes valued at $4.4 trillion in the next two decades, driven by demand in India and China and global growth among low-fare airlines. See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Canadian Press

Quiet CSeries jet gets a roar of approval

Bombardier's CSeries aircraft completed its maiden flight Monday, in a successful test run of a new narrow-body airplane design that promises to support Canada's aerospace sector while challenging the dominance of the industry's two giants. See more

July 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

P&WC Celebrates PT6 Engine's 50-year Anniversary at EAA AirVenture

This year's EAA AirVenture coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic engines ever to power a general aviation aircraft–the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop. See more

Friday, July 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

PT6 and the big 'Five Oh'

Pratt & Whitney Canada's evergreen PT6 turbine turns 50 this year. To mark the event Aviation Week & Space Technology focuses on the little engine that spawned entire generations of general aviation, business, military, transport and utility aircraft as well as helicopters. See more

June 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

USA Today

Shhh: Pratt & Whitney pioneers quieter jet engine

A quiet innovation in aviation is expected later this month; Bombardier Aerospace plans to test-fly a new plane with quieter engines from Pratt & Whitney. See more

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Reuters

Jet engine makers CFM, Pratt battle over performance

Engine makers for next-generation Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets stepped up their war of words on Sunday, claiming their new power plants will burn less fuel, last longer without maintenance and create less noise than the rival. See more

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Top Stories

Aviation International News

Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Promises New Engine Dominance

Pratt & Whitney CEO David Hess doesn’t spend time lamenting his company’s decision to forgo a bid for a place on Boeing’s proposed 777X. See more

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Rising Tide in Airline Business Helps Buoy Pratt Canada

As Pratt & Whitney Canada saw revenues from its business jet engine segment suffer through one of the industry's steepest downturns in history, the company's highly diversified product line has allowed it to, as P&WC president John Saabas put it, "ride the wave" of fortune in other sectors and consolidate its leading position in the small engine business. See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Air Transport World

Pratt & Whitney starts A320neo engine flight test program

Pratt & Whitney has entered the flight testing program with its PW1100G geared turbofan engine for the Airbus A320neo. See more

Monday, June 3, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

IN FOCUS: Pratt completes first flight of PW1100G engine

First flight of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G took off on 15 May, exactly as it was planned more than two years ago - and ended only moments ahead of a rain storm that nearly spoiled the inaugural test. See more

May 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Hartford Courant

Shhhh! Pratt Competing To Make Quieter Jet Engines

The latest engine to roll out of Pratt & Whitney just might deliver what the aerospace industry has sought in a commercial jet for more than a century — some peace and quiet. See more

Monday, May 27, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

NEO Order Status: CFM vs P&W

With the Paris air show less than a month away, we'll be paying close attention to the order books for the main new airframe programs. See more

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Popular Science

Autonomous X-47B Jet Fighter Makes Historic First Launch From An Aircraft Carrier

All that was left on the carrier deck was a cloud of white steam wafting over a flight crew that was visibly bursting with excitement even with faces concealed behind bulky protective headgear, noise suppressing headsets, and darkly tinted goggles. See more

April 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

The Globe and Mail

How loud does a 'whisper jet' sound? It depends.

It's 4:30 on a rainy afternoon near the foot of Bathurst Street, and somewhere up above the drone of turboprop engines is getting louder. See more

Monday, April 22, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Hess Readies Pratt for 'Tough Sledding'

Pratt & Whitney CEO David Hess doesn't spend time lamenting his company's decision to forgo a bid for a place on Boeing's proposed 777X. See more

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Air Transport World

Hawaiian Airlines selects P&W engines for A321neos

Hawaiian Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney 1000G geared turbofan engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A321neo aircraft. See more

March 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Top Stories

Penn State News

Penn State, Pratt & Whitney inaugurate most advanced turbine testing lab in U.S.

Penn State and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, officially unveiled the Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) facility, the country's most advanced turbine testing laboratory, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 19 at Cato Park. See more

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

Pratt & Whitney Readies For A320NEO Engine Flight Tests

The first Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) to be flight tested for the Airbus A320NEO is being prepared for installation on the engine maker's Boeing 747SP testbed in Mirabel, Canada. See more

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Airline Reporter

Bombardier's CSeries Rocks (and Rolls Out)

On Thursday March 7, 2013 Bombardier introduced to the world what it and its customers believe is a game changing line of aircraft, the Bombardier CSeries. See more

Friday, March 1, 2013
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Reuters

Pentagon says to resume F-35 flights

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would resume flights of its F-35 fighter jets following a week-long precautionary grounding imposed after a crack was found on an engine blade on a test plane in California. See more

February 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Defense News

JSF Findings Expected This Week

A preliminary report on the engine malfunction that grounded the entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet is expected by Friday, according to a program spokeswoman. See more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Bloomberg

Pratt Stays in Market for Biggest Jet Engines

United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney unit said it remains committed to developing a version of its newest engine for wide-body jets even after opting not to compete on Boeing Co.'s latest 777 model. See more

January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

CNBC

Pratt & Whitney Boosts Presence in Asia

David Hess, president, Pratt & Whitney discusses his firm's expansion plans in Singapore. He also expresses confidence that Boeing will be able to sort through the issues with the Dreamliner. See more

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Top Stories, Commercial Aviation

Flight International

P&W eclipses GE's once-dominant lead in 70-120-seat segment

With its landmark selection by Embraer to power the second-generation E-Jet, Pratt & Whitney has nearly eliminated General Electric's once dominant position as a propulsion supplier in the large regional jet segment. See more

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

Commercial Engine Market Heads Into An Unprecedented Year

Engine manufacturers will be busy in 2013 as testing accelerates on the latest commercial turbofans and work advances on the next generation of military powerplants. See more

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Government News, Top Stories

Lexington Institute

Did The Defense Industry's Campaign Against Sequestration Work?

Over the last two weeks, several reporters have asked me why I thought the defense industry's efforts to head off sequestration had not succeeded. See more

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Government News, Top Stories

Defense News

'Fiscal Cliff' Bill Sets March Sequestration Dates

After Pentagon and industry officials remove the cellophane from their 2013 calendars, they should circle two dates in red: March 1 and March 27. See more