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December 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014
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Hartford Courant

Innovation is Pratt & Whitney Story

When examining the history of innovation in Connecticut, it should surprise no one that our state is once again leading the way in changing how the world makes things — especially things that fly. See more

September 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories


Airbus Conducts Maiden Flight of Hot-Selling A320neo

Airbus predicted more jetliner sales and said it was confident in the performance of a new Pratt & Whitney engine as it prepared the first flight of a revamped version of its best-selling A320 airliner on Thursday. See more

July 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Defense News

Interview with Bennett Croswell, President of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines

Defense News interviewed Bennett Croswell, the man in charge of Pratt's military engine division, at the start of the Farnborough International Airshow, before details of the engine fire were made public. See more

Friday, July 18, 2014
Military Aviation, Top Stories


No Pain, No Gain: Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Still Looks Like A Winner

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow probably isn't going to be remembered fondly at Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft-engine unit of industrial powerhouse United Technologies. See more

June 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Leeham News

PW works toward 10% fuel efficiency gain for 2020's GTF

With the Airbus A320neo expected to enter flight testing this fall, equipped with the Pratt & Whitney P1000G Geared TurboFan and the Bombardier CSeries, also with the GTF, already in testing, P&W is already engaged in research to improve fuel efficiency by up to 10% by the middle of the next decade. See more

Friday, June 13, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation Week

Trends Suggest Solid Aftermarket Prospects For Pratt & Whitney

Rising fleet utilization, a soon-to-be growing installed base and a bigger share of engines under long-term maintenance agreements has Pratt & Whitney bullish on its aftermarket outlook, UTC CEO Louis Chênevert says. See more

Monday, June 9, 2014
Top Stories, Commercial Aviation

Hartford Business Journal

Pratt seeks to be commercial engine leader for generations

Now that Pratt & Whitney has come roaring back into the commercial airline engine business with its PurePower series, the East Hartford aerospace manufacturer plans to stay on the leading edge of the industry for decades to come, the firm's new president said. See more

Friday, June 6, 2014
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Manufacturing Engineering

3D Printing Builds Up its Manufacturing Resume

The additive manufacturing revolution is in full stride, flying in aircraft and giving manufacturers a robust tool for design and production. See more

Monday, June 2, 2014
Top Stories


How United Technologies became a top gun

The ultra-profitable industrial giant has made a bundle outfitting skyscrapers in China. Now it’s shaking up the world of aviation. See more

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Top Stories, Commercial Aviation


Pratt attacks costs in ramp-up to make new jet engine

Pratt & Whitney is working to preserve profit margins as it gears up production of a highly efficient new jet engine for planes such as the Airbus A320neo, coming out next year, the company's president said. See more

May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014
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Pratt Exec: Aerospace Taking Off, Manufacturers Must Get on Board

The nation’s aerospace industry is taking off and Pratt & Whitney wants to make sure that as many Connecticut manufacturers as possible go along for the ride—if they can meet very high standards. See more

Monday, May 26, 2014
Top Stories

Hartford Business Journal

Pratt succession plans rely on engineers, experience

In the five months since Paul Adams took over as president of East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt and Whitney, he said he has encountered exactly zero surprises. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories


Pratt & Whitney secures more than 5,500 orders for new engine

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, has secured more than 5,500 orders for its closely watched geared turbofan engine for commercial jets, its top executive said on Tuesday. See more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

Pratt & Whitney increases thrust on PurePower geared turbofan

Pratt & Whitney is developing a PurePower geared turbofan engine with a higher thrust of up to 35,000lb, the company announced. See more

Monday, May 5, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Leeham News

CSeries FTV 4 to launch this month with PW GTF testing focus

Bombardier's CSeries flight testing has now passed the 100 flight mark, with three Fight Test Vehicles (FTVs) in the program. See more

April 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Engineering, Top Stories

The Manufacturer

Additive manufacturing is taking hold in aerospace sector

P&W has used this technology to make more than 100,000 parts and prototypes; including casting patterns, tooling, and test rig hardware. More than 2,000 additive manufactured metal prototypes have been made to support developmental engine programs. See more

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Top Stories


Discipline And Imagination: How United Technologies Chairman Louis Chênevert Keeps His Powerhouse Humming

UTC has managed to stay on the leading edge of innovation in building and aerospace technologies without abandoning the place where it was born, without oppressing workers, and without cutting corners on matters of vital public concern such as environmental compliance. See more

February 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Top Stories


United Technologies to build new Pratt HQ in Connecticut

United Technologies Corp will build a new headquarters for its Pratt & Whitney jet engine division in Connecticut as part of a commitment to keep operations in the state, Governor Dannel Malloy's office said on Wednesday. See more

Monday, February 24, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Pratt & Whitney, CFM Dispute Heat Claims Ahead of A320neo First Flight

As CFM International and Pratt & Whitney progress toward the entry into service of their competing engines on the Airbus A320neo, the rival powerplant makers are at odds over which engine will deliver the best performance in terms of turbine temperatures. See more

January 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Hartford Business Journal

Brantner kicks into gear as Pratt's top PurePower salesman

Following his promotion last June to Pratt's president of commercial engines, David Brantner, 46, is essentially in charge of putting as many of the East Hartford jet-engine maker's blockbuster geared turbofan engines onto the world's airliners as he can. See more