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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

Fire At Pratt Turbine Facility

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

01/26/2011

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. […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/13/2011

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, […]

01/07/2011

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 […]

12/09/2010

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 […]

12/05/2010

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 […]

12/04/2010

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

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 […]

11/30/2010

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 […]

11/20/2010

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