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DECEMBER 2015
Turkish Airlines Signs Agreement for Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ Engines to Power 92 Firm A321neo Aircraft; Largest Order in Airline's History
Turkish Airlines has signed a Definitive Agreement for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 92 firm A321neo aircraft, the largest engine order in Turkish Airlines' history. … READ MORE

FAG Aerospace Honored with Pratt & Whitney Supplier Sustainability Award
Fischers Aktien-Gesellschaft (FAG) Aerospace, a division of the Schaeffler Group, has been recognized with Pratt & Whitney's 2015 Supplier Sustainability Award for the company's outstanding social, environmental and employment standards. … READ MORE

Introducing Pratt & Whitney Canada's New PT6A-140AG Turboprop Powering Air Tractor's New AT502XP Aircraft
Pratt & Whitney Canada's new PT6A-140AG turboprop engine - selected to power Air Tractor's new AT502XP aircraft - is just one of the company's many agricultural segment successes and initiatives supporting the industry. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney, Israeli Ministry of Defense Sign Historic 15 Year F100 Engine Sustainment Contract
Pratt & Whitney has signed a historic fixed-price, fleet management program contract with the Israeli Ministry of Defense, in support of the Israeli Air Force, designed to provide 100 percent daily propulsion readiness for the entire Israeli fleet of F-15I and F-16I aircraft for the next 15 years. … READ MORE

NOVEMBER 2015
P&WC Launches the PT6A-140A Turboprop: The Most Powerful and Fuel Efficient Engine for the General Aviation Market
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced today the launch of the new PT6A-140A turboprop engine and the PT6A-140AG variant - bringing the world's most popular turboprop family to more than 70 engine models strong. … READ MORE

Introducing ESP PurePower PW800: The Exclusive Service Plan for the PW800 Engine
Following a milestone year, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) proudly introduces ESP® PurePower® PW800, the most comprehensive service plan for the business aviation market. … READ MORE

Philippine Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engines for A320neo Family Aircraft
Philippine Airlines, the Philippine flag carrier, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pratt & Whitney to power its order of 15 firm plus 15 purchase right A321neo aircraft. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engine For Embraer E-Jets E2 Begins Flight Test Program
The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight, initiating the engine's flight test program. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney and Multicut A/S Sign Long Term Agreement for F135 Components
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has awarded a contract to Multicut A/S to manufacture F135 engine components. … READ MORE

OCTOBER 2015
Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Named 2015 Best Plants Finalist by IndustryWeek
Pratt & Whitney North Berwick has been named a 2015 Best Plants finalist by IndustryWeek magazine. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney to Support EL AL PW4000 Engines
EL AL has signed an exclusive, five-year Maintenance Service Agreement with Pratt & Whitney to provide maintenance services on up to 17 additional PW4000 engines. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Executive Named Chair of Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality Technical Committee
Daniel Eigenbrode, vice president of Supplier Quality at Pratt & Whitney, has been named chair of the G22 Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Technical Committee. … READ MORE

SEPTEMBER 2015
Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine Cited as an Aviation Climate Solution
Pratt &amp; Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine was cited as an <i>Aviation Climate Solution</i> by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Renews Joint Venture Agreement for Customer Training Center in Beijing
Pratt &amp; Whitney has signed a 15-year renewal for its joint venture agreement between United Technologies Far East Ltd. and the China Aviation Supplies (CAS) Holding Company to support the Pratt &amp; Whitney Customer Training Center located in Beijing, China. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney, Netherlands Ministry of Defense Sign F135 Depot Activation Contract
Pratt &amp; Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed a depot activation contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Defense (MOD) to establish a Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, &amp; Upgrade (MRO&amp;U) capability for the F135 engine which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. … READ MORE

Sichuan Airlines Becomes First Chinese Airline to Directly Order PurePower® Engines
Sichuan Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt &amp; Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its fleet of 24 A320neo aircraft. … READ MORE

Juneyao Airlines Selects V2500® Engine to Power Order of A320ceo Family Aircraft
Juneyao Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the V2500 engine to power its order of 12 Airbus A321ceo aircraft. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Announces Grand Opening of Customer Training Center in Hyderabad
Pratt &amp; Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today the grand opening of its India customer training center in Hyderabad. … READ MORE

Vistara Signs V2500® Engine V-Services Agreement
Vistara, a TATA SIA JV and India's fastest growing full service carrier, has signed a V-Services agreement to maintain its fleet of 26 V2500® engines. … READ MORE

FAA Selects Pratt & Whitney to Develop Advanced Core-Engine Technologies for Its CLEEN II Program
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pratt &amp; Whitney has been selected to participate in a program to develop and mature advanced core-engine technologies, primarily for engine compressor and turbine modules, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as part of the second phase of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN II) initiative. … READ MORE

AUGUST 2015
Pratt & Whitney Delivers First PurePower® Engine to Irkut Corporation
Pratt &amp; Whitney delivered the first PurePower® PW1400G-JM engine to the podding facility at Russia's Irkut Corporation. … READ MORE

JULY 2015
Pratt & Whitney Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking for State-of-the-Art Global Headquarters and Engineering Facility
Pratt &amp; Whitney held a ceremonial groundbreaking here today for its new state-of-the-art 425,000-square-foot building that will serve as the company's global headquarters and world-class engineering facility. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney and Supplier Partners Celebrate Expansion of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust Residential Facility for Girls
Pratt &amp; Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and its supplier partners today announced the expansion of the girls dormitory in cooperation with the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (KGNMT) in Hyderabad, India. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney and Supplier Partners Celebrate Inauguration of 10 E-Learning Centers at Public Schools in Bengaluru, India
Pratt &amp; Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and its supplier partners today celebrated the inauguration of 10 e-learning centers across public schools in Bengaluru. … READ MORE

JUNE 2015
Air Serbia Signs V-Services(SM) Agreement for V2500® Engine Fleet
Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, has entered into a V-Services Fixed Price Agreement to maintain its 21 V2500 engines. … READ MORE

CALC Orders PurePower® Engines for A320neo Aircraft
China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to power 18 Airbus A320neo aircraft with Pratt &amp; Whitney PurePower engines. … READ MORE

Air India Selects Pratt & Whitney AeroPower for 787 Auxiliary Power Unit Repair Support
Pratt &amp; Whitney AeroPower has signed a long-term repair support agreement for the APS5000 auxiliary power unit (APU) with Air India Ltd., for its fleet of seven future and 20 existing Boeing 787-8 series aircraft. … READ MORE

Engine Alliance Delivers Steady Improvements in GP7200 Performance, Reliability and Durability
The GP7200 engine is exceeding performance expectations with the incorporation of the high pressure turbine (HPT) upgrade announced at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. … READ MORE

China Eastern Airlines Signs 12-Year V-Services(SM) Agreement
China Eastern Airlines has signed a 12-year V-Services Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA) for its 10 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. … READ MORE

Airbus Recognizes V2500 Engine Program as Best Industrial Performer
Airbus, recognizing continuous quality improvement initiatives, awarded the 2014 Best Industrial Performer in the engines and nacelles supplier category to the V2500 engine program. … READ MORE

Northeast Logistics Center to Usher in Global Logistics Transformation at Pratt & Whitney
The opening of the Northeast Logistics Center (NELC) in Londonderry, New Hampshire, this month marks a new chapter for material flow and introduces a significant process change in how logistics is managed at Pratt &amp; Whitney. … READ MORE

Korean Air Selects Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engines to Power 30 Firm plus 20 Option A321neos
Korean Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt &amp; Whitney to provide its PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for 30 firm plus 20 option A321neo aircraft. … READ MORE

SMBC Aviation Capital Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for A320neo Order
SMBC Aviation Capital, the world's third largest aircraft lessor, has chosen Pratt &amp; Whitney's PW1100G-JM engine to power 30 of its Airbus A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine MRO Network Formalized
Pratt &amp; Whitney and its OEM collaborators, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) and MTU Aero Engines AG (MTU), signed a definitive agreement formalizing a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network through International Aero Engines LLC and naming initial locations where PW1100G-JM engine maintenance visits will be performed. … READ MORE

Wizz Air Receives Pure-V™ Recognition
Wizz Air has been awarded with Pure-V™ designation for maintaining its fleet of more than 120 V2500® engines to OEM standards and incorporating only OEM-approved parts and repairs. … READ MORE

SAS Selects V-Services(SM) for 50 V2500® Engines
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has signed a 5-year V-Services(SM) Fixed Price Repair Agreement to manage 50 V2500® engines. The agreement will cover installed engines on SAS's fleet of 25 Airbus aircraft. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney, Levett Engineering Continue Partnership in Australia for the F135 Engine and F-35 Lightning II
Pratt &amp; Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), has signed a long term agreement (LTA) with Levett Engineering for the manufacture of critical F135 engine components. … READ MORE

Air New Zealand Extends V2500® Engine Maintenance Agreement
Air New Zealand has signed a Maintenance Services Agreement extension with the Pratt &amp; Whitney Christchurch Engine Centre to maintain its fleet of 58 V2500® engines for an additional five years supporting the airline's Airbus A320 operations. … READ MORE

First PurePower® Engine for Embraer E190-E2 Initiates Testing
Pratt &amp; Whitney has completed assembly and is initiating testing of the first PurePower PW1900G test engine at its facility in East Hartford, Connecticut. … READ MORE

Wizz Air Selects V2500® Engines for 17 Aircraft Order
Wizz Air has selected the V2500 engine to power a new fleet of 17 previously announced Airbus A321ceo family aircraft. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney's Dr. Alan Epstein Awarded Aircraft Engine Technology Award by American Society of Mechanical Engineering
The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) yesterday awarded to Dr. Alan Epstein, Pratt &amp; Whitney's vice president, Technology &amp; Environment, its prestigious Aircraft Engine Technology Award. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Aircastle to Support Embraer E-Jet E2s Powered by PurePower® Engines
Pratt &amp; Whitney and Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an Engine Support Agreement supporting off-wing maintenance for up to 25 Embraer E-Jet E2s, powered by PurePower engines. … READ MORE

BOC Aviation Chooses the V2500® Engine for A320ceo Order
BOC Aviation has selected the V2500 engine to power an additional 14 Airbus A320ceo family aircraft. … READ MORE

Turkish Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines to Power Order of 72 Firm and 20 Option Airbus A321neo Aircraft
Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt &amp; Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 72 firm and 20 option A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Prepared to Support GTF™ Engine Customers
In preparation for entry into service in late 2015, Pratt &amp; Whitney has accelerated a variety of activities to ensure customers have a strong support network in place before they begin flying Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines. … READ MORE

Big Data to Improve Pratt & Whitney Engine Performance
Pratt &amp; Whitney is undertaking 14 different big data analytics projects in 2015 to improve engine performance and service offerings for customers. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Powers USS Wasp Sea Trials; F135 on Track for U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Initial Operational Capability
Pratt &amp; Whitney powered the first shipboard Marine Corps F-35B operational test from the USS Wasp from May 18-29 off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Performs First Engine Start and Ground Run in the First F-35 Assembled Outside U.S.
Pratt &amp; Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II, successfully completed its first engine start and ground run in the first F-35 assembled outside of the United States. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Hot Section Demonstrates Full-Life Capability
Pratt &amp; Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II, has successfully demonstrated full-life capability during accelerated mission testing (AMT) at Arnold Engine Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Receives FAA Production Certification for PW1100G-JM Engine
Pratt &amp; Whitney recently received Federal Aviation Administration approval to add the PW1100G-JM engine that will power the Airbus A320neo aircraft to its production portfolio. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Azul to Support E195-E2 Jets Powered by PurePower® Engines
Pratt &amp; Whitney and Azul have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Fleet Management Program supporting off-wing maintenance for 30 firm Embraer E195-E2 jets plus options for 20 aircraft, powered by PurePower® engines. … READ MORE

CIT Selects the V2500® Engine for A321ceo Order
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) yesterday inducted Dr. Jayant Sabnis, Pratt &amp; Whitney's vice president, Engineering – Module Centers, recognizing him among the state's leading experts in science, engineering and technology. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Media Events at the 2015 Paris Air Show
Pratt &amp; Whitney will host several media briefings and announce several new business and supplier long-term agreements throughout the Paris Air Show. … READ MORE

MAY 2015
Pratt & Whitney's Jayant Sabnis Inducted into Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) yesterday inducted Dr. Jayant Sabnis, Pratt &amp; Whitney's vice president, Engineering – Module Centers, recognizing him among the state's leading experts in science, engineering and technology. … READ MORE

Successful Gulfstream G500 First Flight: A New Milestone for PurePower® PW800 Engines
Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada (P&amp;WC) today announced that its PurePower® PW814GA engine has achieved another key milestone by successfully powering the first flight of the new Gulfstream G500 long-range business jet. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Canada's New PW307D Engine Granted Type Certification
Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada (P&amp;WC) is proud to announce that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW307D turbofan engine. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement to Provide Data Management Service for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft's Health Management System
Bombardier announced today that it has teamed up with Pratt &amp; Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft. … READ MORE

APRIL 2015
Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ Engine Wins Gold Edison Award™
Pratt &amp; Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine has been awarded Gold in the transportation - aviation category of the 2015 Edison Awards™. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Selects Christchurch Engine Center for Geared Turbofan™ Engine MRO Network
Pratt &amp; Whitney has named Christchurch Engine Center as one of the first facilities in its Geared Turbofan™ engine MRO network to provide maintenance and overhaul services for the PW1100G-JM engine. … READ MORE

Air New Zealand Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines for A320neo Family Aircraft
Air New Zealand has selected Pratt &amp; Whitney's PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for 13 firm A320neo family aircraft. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Powers X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Aerial Refueling
The Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) has successfully performed an autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) flight test off the coast of Maryland and Virginia powered by Pratt &amp; Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Cites Sustainability Goals and Milestones as it Observes Earth Day 2015
In recognition of the 45th annual observance of Earth Day in the United States and its own 90th anniversary, Pratt &amp; Whitney is marking its progress toward minimizing the impact of its operations and products on the planet. … READ MORE

Finnair Signs 12-Year V-Services(SM) FHA
Finnair has signed an exclusive, 12-year V-Services Fleet Hour Agreement (FHA) to manage 10 V2500® engines. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Continues to Build Production Readiness with More Than $18 Billion in Supplier Long-Term Agreements
In anticipation of a significant increase in engine production, Pratt &amp; Whitney has signed nearly 200 long-term agreements involving a projected spend of more than $18 billion with key product suppliers from around the world. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Advanced Technologies Provide Customer Value on PurePower® Engine Platform
Pratt &amp; Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has developed and applied a suite of innovative materials technologies that are optimized to improve fuel burn, reduce weight and increase component durability for its PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Engine Achieves 16,000 Hours of Engine Testing, Continues to Validate Exceptional Performance
Pratt &amp; Whitney's PurePower engine family has completed more than 16,000 hours and 31,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 3,500 hours of flight time. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney's Innovative Horizontal Assembly Line Completes First Engines
After 90 years of building world-class engines, Pratt &amp; Whitney has accomplished another first by building its first PurePower® engine on its new automated horizontal assembly lines in Middletown, Connecticut, and West Palm Beach, Florida. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney to Deliver First Entry Into Service Engine Parts Using Additive Manufacturing
When Pratt &amp; Whitney delivers its first production PurePower® PW1500G engines to Bombardier this year, these engines will be the first ever to feature entry-into-service jet engine parts produced using additive manufacturing. … READ MORE

MARCH 2015
BOC Aviation Selects V2500® Engines for 12 Aircraft Order
BOC Aviation has selected the V2500 engine to power 12 Airbus A320ceo family aircraft orders it recently placed. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Announces Price Increase for PurePower® Engine, Validates Exceptional Performance
Pratt &amp; Whitney is raising list prices of its fuel-efficient PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine across the product line to reflect the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service. … READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2015
Pratt & Whitney Expands Connecticut Engine Center to Meet Increased Demand
Pratt &amp; Whitney officially unveiled its new state-of-the-art Middletown, Connecticut, production facility to support production of the PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo and the F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in a ceremony held today. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Honors Seven Engineers as Distinguished Engineers of the Year
Pratt &amp; Whitney and the Hartford chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored seven Distinguished Engineers of the Year to launch National Engineers Week, Feb. 22-28. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PurePower® PW814GA and PW815GA Engines Receive Type Certification to Power New Gulfstream Business Jets
Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada (P&amp;WC) announced today that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its PurePower PW814GA and PW815GA engines. … READ MORE

Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® Engines on MRJ Aircraft for Japan Airlines
Pratt &amp; Whitney PurePower engines will provide exclusive power for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJ) under an agreement announced by Japan Airlines (JAL) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. … READ MORE

JANUARY 2015
Engine Alliance Enters Revenue Service with Etihad Airways
GP7200 engines have entered revenue service with Etihad Airways' first Engine Alliance-powered A380. … READ MORE