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PRATT & WHITNEY NEWS

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter Highlights Company's Bright Future

The newsletter provides suppliers with the most up-to-date news and milestones to get them excited about being part of Pratt & Whitney's growth story. … See more

Monday, September 29, 2014
History, Featured

Rentschler Inducted into Connecticut Hall of Fame

Pratt & Whitney founder Frederick Rentschler was among six individuals inducted into the Connecticut Hall of Fame during a ceremony held last week in Hartford, Connecticut. … See more

Friday, September 26, 2014
Supply Chain, Operations, Featured

Jill Albertelli Gives Keynote Address About Innovation and Growth at Aerospace Summit

To solve the challenges of the 21st century, the aerospace industry needs to partner for innovation and growth using a holistic approach of an ecosystem. That was the key message Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management, delivered during her keynote address at the Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit in Groton, Connecticut, on Sept. 22 and 23. … See more

Friday, September 26, 2014
Supply Chain, Featured

LAI International Signs $127 Million Engine Component Agreement with Pratt & Whitney

LAI International, Inc. has signed a 15-year agreement valued at more than $127 million with Pratt & Whitney. Under the agreement, LAI International, Inc. will provide parts for Pratt & Whitney's next generation engine programs. … See more

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Republic of Korea Approval to Procure F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea finalized its formal selection of the Pratt & Whitney-powered F-35A Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. … See more

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
History

This Day in History, September 24, 1959: Pratt & Whitney Canada Assembles the PT6 Engine

On this day 55 years ago, some U.S. Pratt & Whitney employees picking up the company newspaper, The Powerplant, got a bit of a surprise. … See more

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Operations, Supply Chain

IndustryWeek Highlights How Pratt & Whitney's Operations Command Center Drives Lean Continuous Improvement

Producing about 80 percent of the components and parts, Pratt & Whitney's supply chain will play a critical role in the company's unprecedented increase in engine production. … See more

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Operations, Featured

Businessweek Features Pratt & Whitney's Shop Floor, Additive Manufacturing Lab

Businessweek recently published a piece featuring Pratt & Whitney's Middletown, Connecticut, shop floor and the company's additive manufacturing lab in East Hartford. … See more

Friday, September 12, 2014
Community

North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

2014 marks Pratt & Whitney North Berwick's tenth year participating in the Portland International Jetport's Plane Pull, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Return to Flight

We're extremely pleased to be back flying on the CSeries aircraft and we remain committed to providing our full support for a successful entry into service in 2015. … See more

Friday, September 5, 2014
Commercial Engines

Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Leaders Provide CSeries Program Update

Rob Dewar of Bombardier and Graham Webb of Pratt & Whitney share a CSeries program update in this video message. … See more

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Supply Chain

Molymet Expands Relationship with Pratt & Whitney with $690 Million Deal

Molymet has entered into long-term agreements valued at $690 million with Pratt & Whitney. … See more

August 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Supply Chain, Operations

Supplier Surveillance Reveals Conflicting Documentation; Pratt & Whitney Acts to Ensure Product Integrity

In late May, Pratt & Whitney supplier surveillance discovered conflicting documentation that raised questions about the origin of raw material provided to a parts supplier. … See more

Friday, August 29, 2014
Community

A Commitment to the Future Generation: Jill Albertelli Tours Camp Courant

Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management, and co-chair of Camp Courant's Buddy Bash fundraiser, recently toured the camp in Farmington, Connecticut to see first-hand how the camp is benefiting children in the local community. … See more

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Supply Chain

Suppliers Will Play Key Role in Growth Story as P&W and UTC Prepare for Increase in Capacity

Sergio Loureiro, vice president, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts, recently spoke to Connecticut business leaders and government representatives at the Department of Economic and Community Development's (DECD) Manufacturing Day held at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament. … See more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Runners Come Out on Top and Support Middlesex County Community

The Pratt & Whitney running team continued their winning ways at the Citizen's Bank 5K on July 23, winning the corporate team event yet again this year. … See more

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Community

Diaper Drop Brings in a Big Load for United Way Agency

Brenda Maddox, project manager, Pratt & Whitney Facilities & Services, knows all too well how important it is to have all the right supplies for a baby, as she herself is a mother of two. … See more

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Community

North Berwick Employees Raise $15,000 in Relay for Life

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick formed its first Relay for Life team for the 2014 York County (Maine) Relay for Life event. … See more

Friday, August 1, 2014
Community

Kids with Autism Enjoy Well Served Tennis Academy Summer Camp with Support from Pratt & Whitney

Summer is now in full swing, which also means it's summer camp time for countless numbers of kids in Connecticut. … See more

July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Community

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honors Five Pratt & Whitney Employees at 'Hartford's Finest' Dinner and Fashion Show

The Connecticut Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation along with honorary chairman and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, honored "Hartford's Finest" at a special toast to outstanding professionals that took place at the Marquee on June 26. … See more

Friday, July 25, 2014
Supply Chain

Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter Highlights Company's Bright Future

Check out the most recent edition of the Pratt & Whitney Supply Chain Newsletter. … See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Air Algerie Flight AH5017

The Air Algerie MD-83 airplane reported missing on July 24 was powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines. … See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Community

North Berwick Employee Marks 20 Years of Making a Difference in Students' Lives

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. … See more

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Help Travelers Championship Run Smoothly

With its commitment from sponsors, players and fans, the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell has become an important part of sports history in Connecticut and an event that organizers have called one of the best on the PGA Tour. … See more

June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Operations

New Era for Pratt & Whitney Officially Begins in West Palm Beach

The Florida landscape housing Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach facility has changed drastically over the last year. … See more

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Community

Manchester Students Attend Class Outdoors During Pratt & Whitney-Sponsored Discovery Center Camp Week

Fifth-grade students from two Manchester schools recently spent a week in Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, in a residential camp program through the Discovery Center, a leading educational diversity initiative in Connecticut. … See more

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Operations

Florida Lieutenant Governor Lopez-Cantera Announces Grand Opening of Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach Engine Center

Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera today joined United Technologies Corp. in announcing the grand opening of Pratt & Whitney's new West Palm Beach Engine Center at the company's West Palm Beach facility. … See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Value Spirit of Friendship, Competition at Special Olympics

On a beautiful spring day in East Hartford, Connecticut, inside Pratt & Whitney's iconic hangar, two employees, Bob Gallipeau and John Zepp, sit casually in the massive space, sharing stories about their decades of volunteering for Special Olympics. … See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
History

This Day in History: Fifty Years Ago, '54K a Must or Bust'

On this day 50 years ago, June 12, 1964, Pratt & Whitney formally announced that it had received contracts from the Federal Aviation Administration to design and develop engines for a supersonic transport (SST). … See more

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Engine Ground Testing

Pratt & Whitney worked with Bombardier to have the CSeries aircraft safely return to engine ground operation on June 10. … See more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Supports Urban Youth at CPEP Challenge Day

Since 1986, CPEP - Catalysts Powering Educational Performance - has been providing children in Connecticut with an exciting approach to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. … See more

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Leadership

Jill Albertelli Offers Advice at 'Know Your Value' Conference

Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management for Pratt & Whitney, was one of four panelists who delivered advice and inspiring words of encouragement to 500 attendees, including business professionals, entrepreneurs and students. … See more

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Supply Chain, Operations

P&W Executive: 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, June 2, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Engine-Related Incident

This incident remains under investigation and therefore the root cause is not yet determined. We are working closely with Bombardier to ensure it is fully understood. … See more

May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014
Military Engines

X-47B UCAS Team Accepts Prestigious Collier Trophy

On Thursday, representatives from Pratt & Whitney joined the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the industry team responsible for developing the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) in Washington, D.C., to accept what is widely considered the most prestigious award in all of aviation – the Robert J. Collier Trophy. … See more

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club Members to Participate in Two June Charity Events

With brakes, chains, cables and clamps all checked and ready to go, the Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club is gearing up to participate in two charitable rides this spring. … See more

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Engineering

P&W Inventor's Day: Engineers' Spirit of Innovation Powers and Protects Pratt & Whitney's Future

Pratt & Whitney's spirit of innovation is alive and well as demonstrated by the engineers and engineering teams who earned more than 600 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2012 and 2013. … See more

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Community

Students Receive Special Gift from Pratt & Whitney at Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation 'Senior Send Off'

The Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation recently celebrated the college acceptances of the 14 members of the Class of 2014 at a "Senior Send Off" held at On20 in Hartford, Conn. … See more

Friday, May 16, 2014
Operations, Engineering

Innovation for Increased Engine Production

New manufacturing techniques, innovation and standard work are critical to Pratt & Whitney's success as the company begins producing its next generation family of engines. … See more

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Commercial Engines

This Day in History: Boeing Unveils P&W-Powered Dash-80 Prototype Jet

Sixty years ago today, May 14, 1954, the Boeing Company rolled out the Dash-80 prototype jet from its Renton, Wash., plant, powered by four Pratt & Whitney JT-3 turbojets. … See more

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Turkish Government's F-35 Procurement Decision

The Turkish government has announced their intention to procure their first two F-35A Lightning II fighters, which are powered by Pratt & Whitney's fifth generation F135 engines. … See more

April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Reports of Flight Test Incident at Mirabel

Today, there were reports of an incident with a Pratt & Whitney test flight from our Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Canada. We did experience a minor anomaly with a test engine during flight testing. The engine was shut down as a precaution. … See more

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Leadership

Cannon Encourages Young Engineers to Develop Skills, Seek Mentors

An engineering education can be the foundation for a technical career or a path to leadership in high-tech companies, Mary Anne Cannon told hundreds of collegiate and professional members of the Society of Women Engineers at a recent regional conference. … See more

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Military Engines

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Wins Prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), which is powered by Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine, has been named the winner of the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association. … See more

Monday, April 7, 2014
Quality

Quality Scholarship Students Talk About P&W's People, Pride and Power

Pratt & Whitney and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their partnership on a Quality Scholarship Program. … See more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
History

This Day in History: Pratt & Whitney Powers F9F-6 Cougars on Record Breaking Flight

Pratt & Whitney J48 jet engines broke records 60 years ago when they powered three Grumman F9F-6 Cougars from San Diego to New York. … See more

March 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014
Military Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on Republic of Korea Selection of F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea has formally selected the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, powered by the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, for its F-X fighter acquisition program. … See more

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Hosts Special Olympics Floor Hockey Competition

Fulfilling their philanthropic mission to support non-profit organizations in their goals, Pratt & Whitney was once again sponsor and host to the floor hockey competition of the 32nd annual Special Olympics Winter Games. … See more

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Military

Military Engines Chamberlain Award: Nomination Period Now Open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 20th annual William G. Chamberlain Military Customer Service Award. … See more

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Donates to 'Outdoors Again' Wheelchair Park Project

In 2012, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick was invited to participate in a golf tournament sponsored by Howe & Howe Technologies in Waterboro, Maine. Howe & Howe Technologies organized this first annual tournament to raise funds for their Outdoors Again project. … See more

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Engineering, National Engineers Week

Pratt & Whitney Engineers Help Communities Meet Their Basic Needs through 'Engineers Without Borders'

Pratt & Whitney employees, through their involvement in Engineers Without Borders, are helping communities meet their basic needs and improve quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. … See more

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Engineering, National Engineers Week

Five Pratt & Whitney Employees Win 'Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards'

The Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., recently hosted the Manufacturing Institute's Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards dinner reception, where 160 honorees from more than 110 companies were recognized for their excellence and leadership, representing all levels of the manufacturing industry. … See more

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Engineering, National Engineers Week

P&W Engineer Ebad Jahangir Named AIAA Associate Fellow

For his "notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics", Pratt & Whitney's Dr. Ebad Jahangir, discipline chief, Systems Integration, Propulsion Systems Analysis was elected an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). … See more

Monday, February 10, 2014
History, Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney's JT8D Engine Turns Half a Century Old

Pratt & Whitney's JT8D engine, an icon of aviation history, celebrates 50 years of dependable service this month, making it one of the most successful gas turbine engines in history. … See more

Friday, February 7, 2014
History, Commercial Engines

50 Years Ago, Pratt & Whitney Engines Helped Bring Beatles to U.S.

Four dependable Pratt & Whitney engines powered the flight that brought the British Invasion to America. Fifty years ago today, Pratt & Whitney JT4A engines provided the power as The Beatles traveled to New York aboard a Boeing 707-300 bound for their first live television and concert appearances in the U.S. … See more

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Diversity

UTC Recognized by Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association

At a recent ceremony, United Technologies was recognized by the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) with a "Corporate Award" for outstanding support of legal diversity events and initiatives. Joe Santos, vice president and general counsel, Pratt & Whitney, accepted the award on UTC's behalf. … See more

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center Gives to Community During the Holidays

Charitable giving provides the lifeblood that allows countless organizations to continue to carry out their work, and Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center in Georgia certainly went above and beyond this past December as they jumped into several projects that made the holidays brighter for a number of people. … See more

Monday, February 3, 2014
Singapore Air Show

Pratt & Whitney Media Events at the Singapore Air Show

Pratt & Whitney will announce new business and brief media on the PurePower® engine program during the 2014 Singapore Air Show. … See more

January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Community, History

Pratt & Whitney Artifact Rediscovered During Library Renovations

While moving artifacts out of the Raymond Public Library to prepare for renovations, workers discovered an old shovel hidden in a closet behind books. The shovel was a surprising and valued find once it was determined that it was used at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft factory on July 16, 1929. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Contributes $125,000 Toward Goodwin College CPT Manufacturing Program

Joe Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney's vice president of Manufacturing, presented a check for $125,000 to Goodwin College officials at a ceremony held at the River Street campus in East Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 17. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

P&W North Berwick Supports 'Wreaths Across America'

Mike Papp, general manager for Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center, recently presented a check for $300 to the Patriot Riders of America – Maine Chapter One, in support of the Wreaths Across America project. … See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Collects More Than 70 Coats for Kids

Adding to the tens of thousands of coats that are donated to families in need each year, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick collected 71 coats as well as a number of hats, gloves and snow pants as part of Maine's 2013 Coats for Kids drive. … See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Commercial Engines

Pratt & Whitney Statement on CSeries Schedule

Pratt & Whitney has been and continues to be fully committed to Bombardier and its CSeries aircraft program. We look forward to continuing this strong support of the CSeries aircraft. … See more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Materials Control Laboratory's Mitten Tree Helps Homeless

"Warm hands signify a warm heart," writes Candace Christiansen in her children's story, "The Mitten Tree." It is believed that this enchanting tale of generosity was the impetus in the formation of National Mitten Tree Day, which is now celebrated each Dec. 6. … See more

Monday, January 13, 2014
Operations

Empire State Development Announces Pratt & Whitney to Establish New Operations and Create 100 New Jobs in Hudson Valley

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced Pratt & Whitney, a leading designer, manufacturer and servicer of engine and propulsion systems, will invest approximately $140 million to establish new operations in the Town of Wallkill, Orange County. … See more

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Commercial Engines

Industry and Fine Arts Meld, as Local Artist Paints Pratt & Whitney Engine

While the materials may not be unconventional - brushes, oil paints, hand-stretched canvas - the setting and subject matter are certainly novel ones. … See more

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Commercial Engines, Leadership

Commercial Engines President Recognized by Hartford Business Journal

David Brantner, president, Commercial Engines, is one of five leaders in the MetroHartford region to be recognized by the Hartford Business Journal, as part of its "Five to Watch in 2014" special edition. … See more

Monday, January 6, 2014
Engineering

P&W Featured on CBS Evening News Segment

Pratt & Whitney's use of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) was highlighted on a CBS Evening News segment in December. … See more