Pratt & Whitney

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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.


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Pratt F-35 Fighters Back In Air

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Pentagon says it has lifted an order that briefly grounded its fleet of F-35 fighter jets. The jets were grounded on Feb. 21 after the discovery of a small crack in […]


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Part Of Gender Discrimination Suit Continues Against Pratt

A federal judge’s ruling allows a gender discrimination lawsuit against East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney to continue over unequal pay, and retaliation.


A Pratt and Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engine. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Ask Panetta To Suspend Pratt & Whitney Defense Work

Two key U.S. senators have called on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to consider barring a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary from Pentagon contracts for illegally exporting software to China.


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UTC, Subsidiaries To Pay $75 Million Fine In China Technology Sale

United Technologies Corporation subsidiary Pratt & Whitney Canada has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a case involving China’s development of a new attack helicopter.  Federal officials say Pratt & Whitney Canada, plus UTC itself […]


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UTC Increases Third-Quarter Dividend

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp. is increasing its third-quarter dividend to 53.5 cents per share. The Hartford, Conn., parent company of jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, Otis elevator, Sikorsky Aircraft […]


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UTC Looks To Raise Cash For Goodrich Deal

United Technologies is attempting to raise $1 billion to help finance its purchase of aerospace parts manufacturer Goodrich Corp.


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Pratt & Whitney Boss Sees Long-Term Strength

The president of Pratt & Whitney sees improving military and commercial aerospace business, but not for a while.


A 747 jumbo jet modified with a stub wing, holding Pratt & Whitney's new Pure Power PW1000G engine for testing. Photo courtesy of Pratt & Whitney public relations.

Expect Low-flying Jumbo Jet In Central Connecticut

A 747 is performing flyovers at Pratt & Whitney locations in East Hartford, and Middletown, flying as low as a thousand feet.


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Rally Celebrates Pratt & Whitney Success

Workers and executives at jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney join with lawmakers to celebrate the successes of the company, which is now the sole manufacturer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine.