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June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Community, Operations

North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis; Win in Both Competition Categories

Two Pratt & Whitney North Berwick teams recently participated in the Portland International Jetport's Plane Pull, returning for the 11th year to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's fundraiser. … See more

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Community, Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Contributes $25,000 to USO-Metro in Support of Veterans, Service Members

Bennett Croswell, Pratt & Whitney's president of Military Engines, presented a check for $25,000 to officials of the United Service Organizations, Inc. of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., June 25. … See more

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
History, Featured

Rentschler's Legacy Begins in Hamilton, Ohio

In 1950, Pratt & Whitney founder Frederick Rentschler took the time to sit down and pen some thoughts about the company he created. … See more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Alp Aviation Signs $480 Million Long-Term Agreement to Provide Machined Parts for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engine Family

Alp Aviation signed an eleven-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX), potentially worth approximately $480 million, including raw material input costs. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Samsung Techwin Reaches Partnership Agreement with Pratt & Whitney for PurePower® PW1200G, PW1500G, PW1700G and PW1900G Engines

Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd. and Pratt & Whitney have agreed on a risk and revenue sharing partnership (RRSP) supporting the PW1200G, PW1500G, PW1700G and PW1900G PurePower® engine programs. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Global Supply Chain

EDAC Technologies and Pratt & Whitney Sign Manufacturing Agreement Valued at More Than $1B

EDAC Technologies and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX), have signed a long-term manufacturing agreement expected to be worth more than $1 billion. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Paradigm Precision Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Pratt & Whitney Potentially Worth Over $220M

Paradigm Precision has entered into a long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney to supply complex fabricated assemblies for Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Canada's next generation product family, including the PurePower® engine family, and legacy programs. … See more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney is Proud to Recognize RLC-Callender as UTC Supplier Gold

Pratt & Whitney is excited to announce that RLC-Callendar has achieved UTC Supplier Gold. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Meloche Group Signs Supply Agreement Valued at $30 Million with Pratt & Whitney for Next-Generation PurePower® PW1000G Engine Family

Meloche Group Inc., a major Canadian supplier of machined and sub-assembly components for the aerospace and defence industry, has signed a 10-year agreement potentially worth $30 million U.S. with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Carpenter Enters Aerospace Superalloy Powder Market

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE:CRS) remains confident that operations will begin soon at its new superalloy powder facility in Alabama as part of a multi-level agreement with United Technologies Corporation's (UTC) Pratt & Whitney Division. … See more

Monday, June 15, 2015
Global Supply Chain, Commercial Engines

GKN Aerospace Agrees to New Partnership with Pratt & Whitney on the PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine for the Irkut MC-21

GKN Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney have agreed on a risk and revenue sharing partnership (RRSP) in the PurePower PW1400G-JM engine, which will power the Irkut MC-21 mid-range, single aisle aircraft. … See more

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Pay Respects to Fallen Soldier

A diverse group of military veterans, UTC-4-Vets members, and others gathered to visit the final resting place of Sgt. Heman Baker along Willow Street at Pratt & Whitney's East Hartford, Connecticut, campus on May 21. … See more

Friday, June 5, 2015
Aftermarket, Information Technology, Featured

Pratt & Whitney's 'Big Data' Projects Advancing Analytics Efforts in Aftermarket

Using data analytics to monitor engine performance is nothing new at Pratt & Whitney, company executives told reporters at a recent company event. … See more

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Military Engines

Marine Ospreys Support Lightning Out at Sea

The F-35B engine power module found itself at center stage of the OT-1 supply and logistics capability assessment about sixty miles off the East Coast of the United States May 21. … See more

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Community, Featured

Pratt & Whitney Employees Participate in Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

Several Pratt & Whitney Connecticut employees recently took part in the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, as part of the non-profit's effort to carry the Flame of Hope, lit in Greece, across all 50 U.S. states. … See more

Monday, June 1, 2015
Engineering

Yuan Dong Elected ASME Fellow

Pratt & Whitney's Yuan Dong, senior fellow, Compression Systems Aerodynamics, was recently elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). … See more

May 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015
Aftermarket, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Operations, Featured

U.S. Elected Officials Visit Pratt & Whitney PSD, Promote Growth

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark. visited Pratt & Whitney PSD to recognize the growth and investment made at the facility. … See more

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Military Engines

Marines Make Progress with F-35B During OT-1

Marines and sailors have worked together since May 18 to conduct Operational Testing 1, the assessment of the integration of the F-35B Lightning II, at sea, aboard USS Wasp. … See more

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Manufacturing, Operations

Never Too Old to Learn: New Pratt & Whitney Employees Embark on Career Path Through Education

Turning nothing into something is what magnetized David Osisek into machining. … See more

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
History

B-52 Re-Birth from Boneyard Sparks Memories for Former Pratt & Whitney Pilot

Treasures can be found in the most ordinary of places. A worn cardboard box can neatly contain a wealth of memories. … See more

Sunday, May 24, 2015
History

May 24, 1931: 'Original' Rentschler Field Dedicated

Long before Bradley Airport was on anyone's radar screen, Rentschler Field was a Connecticut landmark and a landing place for many of the most famous names in aviation in the 1930s and beyond. … See more

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Commercial Engines

Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: PW4000-112" Legacy Lives On

There is a Pratt & Whitney picture that, some say, is quite popular in the lore of Middletown Engine Center history. … See more

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Military Engines

U.S. Marine Corps Begins F-35B Operational Trials

Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States' Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test. … See more

Friday, May 15, 2015
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Support Billings Forge Project

Members of Engineers without Borders and the P&W Newcomers Club recently partnered together to renovate a garden space at Billings Forge Community Works in Hartford, Connecticut. … See more

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Community

Hope Replaces Despair: Pratt & Whitney Employee Confident Nepal Will Rebuild

The devastation is absolute. So too, among many, is the feeling of despair. And while the chaos in Nepal may seem a world away, it is hitting far too close to home for others. … See more

Monday, May 11, 2015
Engineering, Innovation

Pratt & Whitney's Caitlin Oswald Named One of '100 Most Creative' by Fast Company Magazine

Caitlin Oswald, additive manufacturing project manager, has been selected by Fast Company magazine as one of its "100 Most Creative People in Business" for 2015. … See more

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Leadership, Operations, Manufacturing

P&W Featured on Bloomberg's 'Taking Stock with Pimm Fox'

Pratt & Whitney's use of its new horizontal assembly line, updates on the F135 engine and the benefits of the PurePower engine were highlighted on Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock with Pimm Fox" last Friday. … See more

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Quality, Environment, Health & Safety

Pratt & Whitney Hosts Third Annual Central Connecticut State University Scholarship Breakfast

Pratt & Whitney recently hosted its third annual Central Connecticut State University scholarship breakfast, celebrating the company's relationship with the university and honoring current and past students who have graduated from the program into full-time positions. … See more

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Engineering, Innovation

Boyer Featured as Expert Panelist at SpeedNews Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Briefings

Jesse Boyer, newly appointed fellow for Additive Manufacturing, recently represented Pratt & Whitney at the company's first ever SpeedNews Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Briefings appearance, the day prior to the fourth annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference in Los Angeles. … See more

Friday, May 1, 2015
Leadership, Manufacturing, Operations

Pratt & Whitney's Joe Sylvestro to Appear on Bloomberg TV Tonight

The story about Pratt & Whitney's ramp up, manufacturing technology and its new production systems will be highlighted on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock" hosted by Pimm Fox airing tonight at 5:30 p.m. EDT. … See more

Friday, May 1, 2015
Leadership, Communications

What Makes Communications Strategic?

The term "strategic" is to communications much like "proprietor's special reserve" is to wine. It sounds impressive, but does it actually describe anything truly meaningful? … See more

April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Operations, Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney People

Heat, Flames Keep Pratt & Whitney Employee 'Fired Up' About His Job

One could say Michael Dixon, working lead, Disk Heat Treat Cell at Georgia Forgings, is used to feeling the heat about his job. … See more

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Operations, Diversity

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Honors Veterans with Wall

How can we say "thank you" enough? How can we make it mean something? … See more

Monday, April 27, 2015
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on DOD Inspector General's Report

This DoD IG report is based on their audit in November of 2014. Since then, P&W has worked aggressively to address the DoD IG's findings and corrective actions. … See more

Monday, April 27, 2015
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on GAO Report

Pratt & Whitney disagrees with the conclusions drawn relative to engine reliability by the GAO. … See more

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Engineering

Randy McKinney Elected ASME Fellow

Pratt & Whitney's Randy McKinney, senior fellow, Combustion Systems Aerodynamics, was recently elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). … See more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Leadership, Engineering, Innovation

Epstein Highlights Innovation Behind Revolutionary Engine Concept for NASA D8 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney is collaborating with NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a study looking at a future aircraft configuration known as the D8. … See more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Leadership, Diversity

Mary Ellen Jones Named One of Eight Remarkable Women of 2015 by the Hartford Business Journal

Mary Ellen Jones, vice president, Commercial Engines Sales, Asia/Pacific & China, was recently named one of Connecticut's "8 Remarkable Women in Business" for 2015 by the Hartford Business Journal. … See more

Monday, April 20, 2015
Engineering, Commercial Engines, Innovation

NASA's 'Spinoff' Magazine Features Pratt & Whitney's Revolutionary PurePower® GTF Engine Platform

Spinoff, the magazine of NASA's technology transfer program, published an article recently detailing the partnership between Pratt & Whitney and NASA that resulted in the first significant steps forward in jet engine performance in a generation. … See more

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Environment, Health & Safety, Community

UTC Employees March for Water in Singapore

Water conservation continues to be a major focus of UTC's operations in Singapore. … See more

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Diversity, Engineering, Innovation

Pratt & Whitney Innovators Honored by Esteemed Technology Council

For a company to stay successful, often the boundaries of innovative ideas must be pushed. Pratt & Whitney is infused with talent to ensure it continues on in an innovative path. … See more

Monday, April 13, 2015
Manufacturing, Operations, Innovation, Commercial Engines

The First of Many: Engine Center Team Completes First Horizontal Build

The magic often casts its spell in our youth. The wonderment of flight can be explained scientifically to a child, yet the lesson fails to erase the mysticism of it all. … See more

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Commercial Engines, Global Supply Chain, Engineering, Innovation

Video Highlights Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engine Fan Blade Technology

Alcoa and Pratt & Whitney's teams and technical organizations collaborated to develop forging for the fan blade that is lighter and contributes to improved fuel efficiency. … See more

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Commercial Engines

Commercial Engines' Embedded Teams Preparing Customers, Pratt & Whitney for Takeoff

Being fully integrated among the Airbus and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. teams gives Pratt & Whitney employees unparalleled access in supporting the customer. … See more

March 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
Diversity, Engineering

P&W Mom's Club: Supporting Moms, Retaining Employees

Anyone who has ever tried to balance a career and family knows the juggling act that goes on each day to meet commitments at work and home. … See more

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Congratulates Bombardier on flymojo Announcement

Pratt & Whitney congratulates Bombardier on today's announcement that Malaysian airline, flymojo, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 20 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 20 CS100 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Engineering, Community

Pratt & Whitney Engineers Develop Tomorrow's Engineers

Pratt & Whitney's talented group of engineers not only create the most innovative products for their customers, they also use their many talents to improve the lives of those in the communities in which they live and work. … See more

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Military Engines

F-22 Pilot Reaches 1,000 Flight Hours at Edwards Air Force Base

Steve "Hooter" Rainey flew his 1,000th hour in an F-22 Raptor on Jan. 22, becoming the second person to log this milestone at Edwards Air Force Base, California. … See more

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Aftermarket

Bromberg Shares Aftermarket Strategy with 'Aviation Week' Leadership

Matthew Bromberg, president of the Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket business, recently met with senior editors at Aviation Week headquarters in Washington, D.C., to describe exciting transformational initiatives underway within the company. … See more

Monday, March 9, 2015
Military Engines

RAF 99 Squadron C-17 Fleet Reaches 100,000 Flight Hours

The Royal Air Force 99 Squadron's C-17 fleet has reached the significant milestone of 100,000 flight hours. … See more

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Global Supply Chain

The Whitcraft Group Announces $234 Million Contract for Components and Assemblies to Pratt & Whitney

The Whitcraft Group announced last week that it has signed a 10-year $234 million contract to supply parts and assemblies to United Technologies' (UTC) Pratt & Whitney division for their next generation PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family. … See more

February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Congratulates Bombardier on CS300 Aircraft First Flight

Pratt & Whitney congratulates Bombardier on the successful first flight of the CS300 aircraft. … See more

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Engineering

P&W Inventor Says Collaboration is the Key to Protecting Company's Future

Conceptual Design Fellow Gabe Suciu is one of Pratt & Whitney's most prolific inventors. … See more

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Leadership, Diversity

Magazine Feature: Pratt & Whitney Recognizes the Value of Veterans

From an early age, Chris McDavid knew he wanted to be in the military. … See more

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Operations, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Leadership is Part of Middletown's Past, Present and Future

Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Engine Center is a place that customers and industry leaders always want to see. … See more

Friday, February 20, 2015
Military Engines

F-35A Accomplishes 500th Sortie at Nellis Air Force Base

The Nellis Air Force Base achieved a significant milestone this month as it crossed over 500 sorties in a just under two years. … See more

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Global Supply Chain

Jonal Laboratories Signs Long-Term Agreement to Support Pratt & Whitney's Ramp in Production

Jonal Laboratories has signed a long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), to provide non-metallic rubber-based elastomeric parts. … See more

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Commercial Engines, History

This Day in History: Boeing Launches 737

On this day 50 years ago - February 19, 1965 - Boeing formally launched its 737 with an order for 21 aircraft from Lufthansa. … See more

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Military Engines, History

40 Years Ago, 'Streak Eagle' Smashed Records for 'Time to Climb'

Forty years ago and over 16 days, an F-15A fighter jet, dubbed the "Streak Eagle," set the "Time to Climb" records in distances ranging from 3,000 meters to 30,000 meters. … See more

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Operations, Leadership

Joe Sylvestro Chosen for Esteemed National Panel

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced Sylvestro's appointment to the Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council. … See more

Monday, February 16, 2015
Supply Chain

Techspace Aero Signs Agreement With Pratt & Whitney to Design and Supply Lube System Components for PurePower® Engine Family

Techspace Aero, a 67 percent-owned subsidiary of Safran, has signed a long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney to provide lube and scavenge pumps and oil reservoirs for the PurePower® engine family. … See more

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Operations

Embracing the Pressure: Isothermal Press Key to Supporting Parts Ramp

He stands before a technological marvel, a work station that is basically unlike anything else in the world. … See more

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Commercial Engines

IAE International Aero Engines Congratulates Embraer on the KC-390's First Flight

IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE) congratulates Embraer for this morning's KC-390 aircraft's first flight in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. … See more

January 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015
Leadership, Environment, Health & Safety

Cannon Discusses Sustainability's Importance to Businesses at National EH&S Conference

Speaking Sunday evening at an Environment, Health & Safety Management Institute conference in San Antonio, Texas, Quality and EH&S vice president Mary Anne Cannon told attendees that EH&S leaders have a new job to do in the 21st century. … See more

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney F119 Receives 2014 Performance-Based Logistics Award from Defense Secretary

The F-22 Raptor Performance-Based Logistics Team, comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and the Boeing Company, was recently awarded the 2014 Performance-Based Logistics System Level Award by the secretary of defense. … See more

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on DOT&E Report

Similar to previous reports, the latest DOT&E F-35 report points to the tremendous amount of positive progress made by the F-35 program last year. … See more

Monday, January 19, 2015
History

90 Years: Not Such a Long Time

This year we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Pratt & Whitney. A lot of aviation history has occurred over those 90 years. … See more

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Congratulates MRJ on Successful Engine Run

Pratt & Whitney congratulates Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation for the successful first engine run on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). … See more

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: The What, How and Why of Lasers in Manufacturing

Terry Madore, airfoil cell operator, Hot Section Module Center – East Hartford, explains lasers from a manufacturing perspective. … See more

Monday, January 12, 2015
History

This Day in History: Douglas Aircraft Rolls Out First DC-9

Fifty years ago today, Douglas Aircraft rolled out its first DC-9 in Long Beach, California. … See more

Monday, January 12, 2015
Operations

Profiling The Production Ramp: What Keeps Pratt & Whitney's Turbine Airfoils Flying

Pratt & Whitney's technologically advanced coatings are what keeps turbine airfoils aloft, according to Dave Bonsall, general manager, Hot Section Module Centers. … See more