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Brief History of Pratt & Whitney


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Brief History of Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is an aerospace manufacturer with global service operations in America. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in both military aviation and civil aviation (for commercial flight services and air charter services. Pratt & Whitney’s head office is located in East Hartford, Connecticut. The company also has plants in Columbus, Georgia; Middletown, Connecticut; Dallas, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida;North Berwick, Maine; and Bridgeport, West Virginia.This aerospace manufacturer is considered as one of the big three aero-engine manufacturers, General Electric and Rolls-Royce are their greatest competitors even if it has formed joint ventures with both of these companies. Pratt & Whitney also manufactures gas turbines used for industrial andpower generation, and also marine turbines.


More than 25 percent of the world’s passenger aircraft fleet is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s large commercial engines functions and at the same time serves more than 800 customers in 160 countries. Pratt & Whitney provides power to many operators and airlines, from narrow-bodied airplanes to wide-bodied jumbo jetliners with more than 16,000 large commercial engines installed nowadays. Last June 2007, Pratt & Whitney’s fleet of large commercial engines exceeded 1 billion flight hours of service.


The new market of Pratt & Whitney is the Ecopower pressure-washing service, a high-pressure water spray is being used to run through several nozzles in order to clean grime and contaminants from different jet engine parts, most especially the turbine blades, to avoid overheating, advance and boost the efficiency of the operating engine and cut if not, reduce fuel burn. The system collects the runoff from the washing process for appropriate disposal. The washing is polished at the airport tarmac for almost one hour. Customers include United Airlines, Air India, Martinair, Singapore Airlines,Virgin Atlantic, and JetBlue.


As of now, Pratt & Whitney progress and develops game-changing technologies, which can be useful in the future, such as the PurePower PW1000G engine, with patented Geared Turbofan engine technology. Pratt & Whitney’s worldwide large commercial engine maintenance, repair and overhaul network equips and contributes innovative services that add value and delight customers around the globe.


The company has built a long and categorized record of providing top of the line military engines to 31 armed forces around the world.

These are the major products of Pratt & Whitney

Civil Aviation Engines (For commercial flight services and air charter services)

  • PW2000 for Boeing 757
  • PW4000 for Boeing 747, 767 and 777 and Airbus A300, A310 and A330
  • PW6000 for Airbus A318
  • GP7000 for Airbus A380
  • V2500 for Airbus A319, A320, and A321
  • PurePower PW1000G for Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Airbus A320neo, Irkut MC-21 and Embraer E-Jet E2

Military Aviation Engines

  • F100 for F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F117 for C-17 Globemaster III
  • F119 for F-22 Raptor
  • F135 for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
  • PW4062 for the KC-46 Tanker