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F-35C (U.S.Navy/Getty Images)

Heat, Not Fatigue, Blamed For Cracked Fighter Jet Engine Blade

Heat was the cause of a cracked blade in an engine on an F-35 fighter jet that prompted the entire fleet to be briefly grounded last month, manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said Wednesday.

03/06/2013

Delta Airlines (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bradley-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Syracuse

Officials say a Delta passenger jet made
an emergency landing at in Syracuse, N.Y., after one of its engines
failed.

11/07/2012

Joint Strike Fighter (Carl deSouza/AFP/Getty Images)

GE Drops Work On Alternate To Pratt Engine For Fighter

GE Aviation has abandoned efforts to keep alive development of its alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The move leaves East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney as the sole supplier.

12/02/2011

(Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Subcommittee Moves To Restore Alternate To Pratt Engine

The House Armed Services Subcommittee has voted to require the Pentagon to re-open its engine competition if it asks for more money for the engine for the F-35 fighter. Pratt & Whitney is the current engine supplier.

05/04/2011

(Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Pentagon Orders Halt On Alternative To Pratt Engine

The Defense Department has ordered a stop to work on an alternate engine for the military Joint Strike fighter. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft is the engine’s primary supplier.

03/24/2011

PRATT DL - getty images

Win For Pratt & Whitney In Fighter Vote

A big victory in Washington for lawmakers from Connecticut, as the house voted to kill an alternative to the Pratt & Whitney engine for the F-35 fighter jet.

02/16/2011

Pratt Wins 15 Contract for Airbus Turbofan Engines

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Airbus has selected Pratt & Whitney’s next-generation engine, giving the Connecticut manufacturer a big boost for the jet engine it says saves fuel and reduces noise. Parent company United Technologies […]

12/02/2010

Investigators Blame Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Defect for Airline Engine Failures

By ROHAN SULLIVAN and KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) _ Australian investigators on Thursday identified the source of an oil leak that caused a superjumbo engine to blow apart in mid air last month, […]

12/02/2010

Former Army Engine Site on "For Sale" List Again

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The federal government has put a contaminated 78-acre former Army engine manufacturing plant in Stratford back on the auction block. The site along the Housatonic River was sold for $9.6 million […]

11/24/2010

Pratt & Whitney Charges Rolls Royce Patent Infringement

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ In a continuing battle over engine part designs, jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney says it has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Rolls Royce of misleading the U.S. Patent and […]

09/27/2010