Tag: Pratt & Whitney

Lessors Welcome New Engine Entrants

With next generation engine types the CFM LEAP and the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan having a combined order backlog of nearly 20,000 units, engine lessors are anticipating greater numbers being bought into their portfolios over the next decade. In a six person panel discussing the engine leasing market at Aviation Week Network’s Engine Leasing, […]

Pratt & Whitney Canada Produces 100,000th Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month, as a testament to P&WC’s longevity and leadership in the global aerospace market. Today, P&WC has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its engine families span across general aviation, regional turboprops, business […]

Airbus Q1 Profits Halve After Engine Delays and Price Reductions

The day after Boeing announced a Q1 19% rise in profits, Airbus has announced a fall in adjusted operating profit of 51%, to €240m for Q1 2017. Revenue increased 7% to just under €13bn and while analysts had predicted a loss, the 52% drop was appreciably greater than the 31% anticipated. Airbus shares fell by […]

Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise™ Service Brand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced its new EngineWise service brand that illustrates the company’s commitment to helping airlines and lessors run their businesses efficiently. “Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance […]

Pratt & Whitney Gets DGCA Certification for Customer Training Center

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced the certification of its customer training center in Hyderabad by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which is the Indian civil aviation regulator. This is a major milestone for United Technologies Corporation India Private Limited (“Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center India”), as it allows […]

Pratt & Whitney Expanding Business to Meet the Increased Demand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced that it will invest approximately $386 million in its Columbus, Georgia, facility to increase the production of parts and maintenance services and to reduce costs for new and existing engine programs. The investments will go toward the purchase of automated machinery and equipment upgrades and […]

Another Approach To Monitoring Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications. “P&WC’s Oil Analysis Technology is in the final […]

Airbus A321neo With P&W Engines Receives Type Certification

Following a comprehensive flight test programme, the A321neo powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 15th December 2016. The documents were respectively signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods and by Jeffrey Duven, FAA Manager of […]

Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engines Transform Aviation with VivaAerobus

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine™ has entered into service with VivaAerobus on the operator’s A320neo. The aircraft made its first passenger flight on Oct. 18 from Monterrey to Guadalajara, Mexico. This milestone comes days after the last leg of the aircraft’s ferry flight became the longest A320neo flight to date. The flight from […]

Air Astana Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus […]