The Chamber is pleased to welcome Pratt & Whitney as our new beneficiary corporate member. Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company is a world leader in the design,manufacture and service
of civil and military aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. The company has more than 600 customers in 140 countries that operate Pratt & Whitney’s large commercial engines powering more than 30 percent of the world’s passenger aircraft feet. The commercial aircraft engines includes engines for the well known Boeing 747, 757 767 and 777 and Airbus A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330 and A380 aircrafts, and Pratt & Whitney Canada has produced more than 60,000 engines which power corporate jets, regional aircraft and helicopters around the globe.
Pratt & Whitney’s military engines are used by nearly 30 customers and include the F135 engine solution for the F-35 Lighting ll Joint Strike Fighter that will replace Norway’s current F-16 military aircraft.
The industrial gas turbine business Pratt & Whitney Power Systems make turbines used to power ships, generate electricity to light cities and power the oil and gas markets. The FT8® engine packages range from 25 to 60 MW. The company also offer product services through the entire product life cycle and aftermarket parts and advanced repairs for non-Pratt & Whitney heavy-duty industrial frame type gas turbines utilizing Pratt & Whitney superior coatings, alloys and cooling schemes.
Pratt & Whitney’s space propulsion system Rocketdyne powers the Space Shuttle, supplies booster engines for Delta II rockets and supplies boosters and upper stage engines for Atlas V and Delta IV rockets and sends payloads into orbit at 20,000 miles an hour.
The company continues to develop new engines and work with its partners in International Aero Engines and the Engine Alliance to meet airline customers’ future needs and is developing game-changing technologies for the future. Among them is a Geared TurbofanTM engine for next generation single-aisle aircraft and hypersonic propulsion systems for aircraft that will travel more than six times the speed of sound. Through Global Service Partners, Pratt & Whitney is also developing innovative new services that will delight customers around the globe. Pratt & Whitney Global Material Solutions is the first OEM to re-engineer certify and manufacture both gas-path and life-limited parts for the CFM56-3 engine.
Pratt & Whitney was founded in Hartford, Conn., in 1925 by Frederick Rentschler. Pratt & Whitney’s first aircraft engine was the 410-horsepower, air-cooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented performance and reliability for the time and transformed the aviation industry. Pratt & Whitney has been leading change ever since.
In 2008, Pratt & Whitney reported an operating profit of $2.12 billion on revenues of $12.97 billion. The company’s 38,577 worldwide employees support more than 9,000 customers in 180 countries around the world.