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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.


Fire At Pratt Turbine Facility

Fire broke out at the Pratt and Whitney Willgoos demolition site in East Hartford Wednesday.


Ohio Senator Says Alternate Engine Still In Fighter Funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says Defense Secretary Robert Gates has assured him that funding will continue for an alternate engine for the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet. […]

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Pratt & Whitney President: Make State More Business-Friendly

By STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The president of jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney says Connecticut should revamp its regulations and taxes to become more competitive and business-friendly. David Hess, […]


UTC Says Sales Are Up in All Businesses — Except Pratt

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. says it expects 2011 revenue to fall short of Wall Street expectations, with sales up in all businesses except jet engine manufacturing subsidiary Pratt & Whitney. The […]


Machinists Ratify New Pratt Contract; East Hartford, Cheshire Repair Shops to Close

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Members of the Machinists union have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney that allows the company to shut two plants it has targeted for more […]


Pratt Workers to Vote Sunday on Contract Proposal

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has scheduled a contract ratification meeting for Sunday morning in Wallingford for what it says is Pratt and Whitney’s last, best, and final offer on a proposed […]


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 […]


Pratt & Whitney, Union at Odds Over Job Security

By STEPHEN SINGER,  AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Workers at jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut fear they may be running out of time to prevent job losses. The Machinists union […]


Air Force Sends Tanker Bid Details to Rivals; Work At Pratt Hangs in the Balance

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Air Force mistakenly gave rival companies sensitive information that contained each other’s confidential bids in a long-standing, multibillion dollar competition to build a new refueling tanker. Chicago-based Boeing Co., and the […]