Pratt & Whitney's Revert Management Program began operating out of its East Hartford, Conn., headquarters more than 10 years ago.
The program strives to capture scrap aerospace engine materials and return as much of this material as is feasible to the aerospace industry supply base for reuse.
Today, only a small fraction of aircraft engine material worldwide is recycled and returned for use within the industry. Aerospace metals are ideal for reuse since they can generally be recycled forever without significant degradation to their integrity.
The Revert Management Program benefits the environment because it can eliminate the need to produce products solely with raw material. As a result, the amount of raw materials that need to be mined, and energy required, is reduced. This, in turn, lessens the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.
During the past three years, our Revert Management Program has processed and shipped more than 600,000 pounds of material and returned it directly to Pratt & Whitney suppliers resulting in companywide savings of approximately $5 million.
Pratt & Whitney is also currently an active member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA), a Boeing-led consortium that strives to recycle aircraft, aircraft components, engine material, and other materials critical to the aerospace industry.