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Billion Dollar Pratt Contract For Joint Strike Fighter Engines

East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney has signed a $1 billon contract to build F-35 engines for the Pentagon’s Joint Strike fighter program.

10/24/2013

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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

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Pratt Wins $194M Navy Contract For F-35 Parts

Three members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation say Pratt & Whitney has secured a $194 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engine components, parts and materials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

01/07/2012

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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

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GE Will Continue F-35 Engine Fight

A spokesman for GE Aviation says a House vote Wednesday favoring the Pratt and Whitney engine for the Pentagon’s F-35 fighter is a setback for GE, but he says the project will continue — as will efforts to win approval for their alternate engine.

02/17/2011

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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

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