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2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines Technic signed a joint-venture agreement to build an aircraft engine overhaul center in Istanbul, Turkey. The joint-venture facility, to be named Pratt & Whitney Turkish Technic Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56 engines.
2008-06-30
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The Advanced Turbine Engine Co. LLC, a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, was awarded a $108 million contract by the U.S. Army for the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney selected Goodrich Corp. to be the exclusive provider of the complete nacelle systems for its new Geared Turbofan engine for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the Bombardier CSeries aircraft families.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney (P&W) claims it has developed more than 300 new repairs through the Scrap Avoidance and Value Engineering (SAVE) program, an initiative designed to repair or reuse engine parts that have been deemed unserviceable. Since its introduction in 2002, the program has saved customers more than $100 million, according to P&W.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney issued a contract to Volvo Aero to reduce the weight of the turbine exhaust case (TEC) for the GP7000 engine that powers the Airbus A380. As part of the agreement, Volvo Aero will assume responsibility for manufacturing and product support for the TEC during the engine’s lifetime.
2011-09-29
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Pratt & Whitney, Japan Aero Engines Corp., and MTU Aero Engines AG will collaborate to provide the PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo program. Under the collaboration agreement, MTU will hold an 18% share and be responsible for the low-pressure turbine and participate jointly with P&W in the high-pressure compressor.
2011-10-19
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Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have restructured their participation in IAE International Aero Engines AG, which produces the V2500 engine for the A320 family of aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Rolls-Royce will sell its equity and program shares in IAE to P&W for $1.5 billion.
2012-02-20
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Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has begun construction on the company's new facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. The new, approximately 15,000-m² manufacturing facility and office building will be the latest addition to Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' comprehensive suite of businesses in Singapore, with an office area housing production management, various support functions, and Global Services Engineering–Asia, which provides aftermarket repair design innovation to provide airline customers optimum air-worthy, high-quality, cost-effective material reuse solutions.
2012-01-06
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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract not to exceed $1.12 billion for F135 production engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. P&W and the DOD reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low rate initial production (LRIP) 5 contract that contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements.
2012-07-07
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Pratt & Whitney finalized an agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce's program share in International Aero Engines (IAE). IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders now consist of Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corp.
2012-06-18
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Pratt & Whitney and Russia's Irkut Corp. signed a definitive agreement to offer the P&W PurePower PW1400G engine on Irkut's MC-21 family of aircraft. This agreement makes the PurePower engine the only western powerplant offered on the new narrow-body program.
2009-07-17
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Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic partnership with Ohio State University focused on engineering research in the field of power transmission and gear technology for aviation engines. P&W will work with OSU on fundamental and applied research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient and environmentally friendly gas turbine engines.
2009-11-20
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Rolls-Royce signed a $171 million contract with Pratt & Whitney to supply the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem for an additional nine short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant F-35B Lightning II aircraft as part of the third lot of low rate initial production.
2010-01-07
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Pratt & Whitney and Malaysia Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding to form an engine nacelle repair facility in Kuala Lumpur via a joint venture. Ownership of the joint venture will be split 50:50 between P&W and Malaysia Airlines.
2010-01-08
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Volvo Aero Norway (VAN) signed a 10-year contract for continued production and deliveries of jet engine shafts to Pratt & Whitney. The contract also covers supply of shafts for the P&W F135 engine for the production phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
2010-09-16
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For years, researchers have been working on methods to combine plant-based fuels with conventional petroleum-based fuels. A key goal is to reduce carbon emissions, though related factors such as cost and sustainability are also driving the studies.
2010-11-18
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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $1.35 million contract to develop improved computational tools to better predict combustion stability of hydrocarbon-fueled liquid rocket engines.
2010-10-15
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DARPA awarded Pratt & Whitney a $33.8 million contract to develop Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) engine technology under Phase II of the Vulcan advanced propulsion program. While conventional engines burn fuel at a constant pressure, CVC engines combust fuel at a constant volume and are significantly more efficient than conventional engines.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide engine controls and accessories for the company’s next generation of engines for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Bombardier CSeries, and Cessna Citation Columbus business aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney has established strategic university partnerships with Georgia Tech, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. P&W will partner with the universities on fundamental research initiatives that support the design and development of gas turbine propulsion systems used in commercial, military, and emerging-technology and environmental programs.
2008-06-30
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The shaft-driven lift fan propulsion system that will enable the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) recently operated for the first time in the aircraft during ground testing at the newly con-structed hover pit at Lockheed Martin’s STOVL Operations Test Facility in Fort Worth, TX.
2008-08-06
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Having reached a plateau in turbofan engine development in recent years, the scene is now being set for the next step up in conventional engine performance gains, with progress being made toward new-generation engines.
2008-08-04
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This year’s Farnborough International air show was low on new aircraft on display but provided a wealth of news on developing programs, new technologies including engines, and insight into how consolidation and restructuring are cascading down the supply chain.
2008-08-12
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Volvo Aero entered into an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to join P&W’s Geared Turbofan engine program. Under this arrangement, Volvo Aero will be responsible for three major components for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and the Bombardier CSeries aircraft engin­es.
2008-10-14
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Engineers have made huge strides in recent years regarding end-product quality, and it is not just a matter of improvements on the plant floor. Eliminating or reducing problems has become a team effort that includes representatives from all parts of a company, often with input from suppliers and customers.
2008-10-18
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Fuel conservation took center stage at the National Business Aviation Association Convention as vendors attempted to hold onto sharp growth in the business jet market.
2008-11-18
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Pratt & Whitney and Volvo Aero Norge signed an agreement to manufacture diffuser cases for the F135 propulsion system for the F35 Lightning II. This agreement, combined with previous agreements signed with the company, has a potential value of more than $700 million in production over the life of the program.
2010-07-26
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Pratt & Whitney and Kale Havacilik San, A.S., (Kale Group) of Istanbul, Turkey, announced the formation of a joint venture partnership to produce aircraft engine components. Under the terms of the JV, Kale will own 51% and P&W will own 49% of the company located in Turkey.
2010-07-21
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Pratt & Whitney signed a 10-year agreement with Volvo Aero Norway to produce military engine shafts for P&W engines including the F135 powering the F-35 Lightning II and the F119 powering the F-22 Raptor.
2010-02-05
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Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Pratt & Whitney signed a three-year memorandum of understanding allowing SP's students to embark on their Overseas Industrial Training Program at P&W's Customer Training Center in Beijing, China.
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