Posts Tagged “United Technologies”
The mood at Pratt & Whitney is more optimistic today than we’ve seen it in several years. The GTF is nearing entry into service and will generate a strong boost to P&W’s commercial engine business. The military business is increasingly successful with the 5th generation military engine on the JSF performing well. P&W Canada recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the PT-6 engine, which just surpassed the 50,000th engine delivered as new models continue to be introduced. Revenues are up, the slump in the aftermarket has bottomed out, and optimism, along with the harsh realities of the work ahead that still needs to be done, are setting the positive tone.
Yesterday afternoon the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a press briefing to document its preliminary findings and describe its plans as it searches for a root cause of the battery fire aboard the JAL Boeing 787 in Boston and cooperate with the JASB, which leads the investigation of a battery fire that occurred on an ANA flight in Japan. (more…)
The PurePower P1000G engine, often referred to as the GTF or Geared TurboFan, from Pratt & Whitney (a division of United Technologies) will have significant economic benefits over existing aircraft engines as well as its new technology competition from CFM International and Rolls-Royce. (more…)