||PRATT & WHITNEY ENGINE SERVICES
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Based in Plattsburgh, New York. Operates "flying testbed" jet airplanes for engines. See (P&W) Canada (PWC) and (PRW).
7007 CHEMIN DE LA SAVANE
SAINT-HUBERT, QUEBEC J4G 1A1, CANADA
April 2004: (P&W) 1st Quarter = +$221 Million (+$276 Million).
November 2004: (ICAO) Code: PWC (Callsign - PRATT).
July 2006: Pratt & Whitney (P&W) named United Technologies Corporation (UTC) VP Corporate Strategy & Development Todd Kallman as President of its Commercial Engines division effective immediately. Kallman, 50, succeeds Steve Heath, who is retiring. Kallman held his position at (UTC) since 2003, and oversaw >50 acquisitions totaling $8.4 billion, including Chubb, Kidde, Lenel, Linde and Rocketdyne. He worked at Lockheed Martin for 14 years before joining (UTC) in 2001 as VP Finance & (CFO) of Hamilton Sundstrand.
September 2011: Pratt & Whitney (P&W) said the (PW1524G) geared turbofan engine completed its initial flight test program at (P&W) Canada (PWC)'s Mirabel Aerospace Center in Quebec, logging a total of 25 flights and 115 flight hours aboard a flying test bed 747. The engine will power the Bombardier CSeries jet airplane.
(P&W) VP NextGen Product Family Bob Saia said, "Results confirmed our earlier sea level test findings validating the geared turbofanís overall engine design. The engine operated flawlessly, enabling us to conduct double the number of flight hours we initially planned. Our expanded test program enabled us to conduct additional flight testing [that had been] planned for early 2012."
The (PW1500G) test program is slated to comprise 8 test engines. (P&W) is targeting engine certification in 2012 with CSeries Entry Into Service (EIS) planned for 2013.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) will become an even bigger player in aviation if its planned acquisition of Goodrich Corporation (BFG) gains shareholder and regulatory approvals. The Hartford, Connecticut-based parent of airplane engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and aerospace systems maker, Hamilton Sundstrand (among other properties) said it has reached an agreement to buy Charlotte, North Carolina-based Goodrich (BFG), a leading airplane technology and equipment producer, for $16.5 billion in cash and the assumption of $1.9 billion in debt.
It plans to operate a "(UTC) Aerospace Systems" business unit (combining Goodrich (BFG) and Hamilton Sundstrand) following the sale. Goodrich (BFG) employs 27,000 workers world wide and generates around $8 billion in annual revenue selling an array of products that include airplane landing gear, wheels and brakes. "Goodrich (BFG) delivers on all of our acquisition criteria," (UTC) Chairman & (CEO) Louis Chenevert said. "It is strategic to our core, has great technology and people, and strengthens our position in growth markets."
(UTC) said it is "expected to have worldwide sales of approximately $66 billion based on projected 2011 results" following the completion of the Goodrich (BFG) acquisition.
United Technologies (UTC) expects the transaction will be accretive to earnings in the 2nd year."
Goodrich (BFG) Chairman President & (CEO) Marshall Larsen will become Chairman & (CEO) of (UTC) Aerospace Systems, to be based in Charlotte, (UTC) stated. A projected timeline for closing the sale was not released.
China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has awarded (IAE) International Aero Engines an order for (V2500) engines to power a new fleet of 50 A320-family airplanes. The agreement also includes a long-term (IAE) engine maintenance agreement. The value to Pratt & Whitney of the order and aftermarket agreement is approximately $400 million.
October 2011: Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has been selected by Cargolux Airlines (CLX) for an Engine Management Program agreement providing on-wing engine health monitoring. It will use its Web-based Advanced Diagnostics & Engine Management tools to provide engine performance monitoring services for (CLX)ís fleet of (PW4056) engines.
January 2013: Engine manufacturers will be busy in 2013 as testing accelerates on the latest commercial turbofans and work advances on the next generation of military powerplants. Production will rise, but more significantly on the commercial side than the military.
The pace is highest at (CFM) and Pratt & Whitney (PRW) as they battle for the single-aisle airliner market with the (Leap-1) and (PW1000G), respectively. While the 2011 and 2012 order levels are unlikely to be sustained in 2013, it will see vital tests for both engines.
Even though they compete head-to-head only on the A320neo, each powers airliner families competing in the narrow body market, ranging from the 737 MAX and Comac (CCC) C919 (both using the Leap) to the Irkut MS-21 (PW1400G) and Bombardier (BMB) CSeries (PW1500G). Overall, General Electric (GE)/Safran joint company (CFM) has logged orders and commitments for >4,350 engines across the 3 models, 1,192 of them (Leap-1A)s for the neo. Pratt (PRW) has orders and commitments for almost 3,000 engines, of which close to 1,140 are for the new Airbus twin.
Pratt (PRW) began ground tests of the (PW1100G) for the neo in November 2012 and aims to bolster its market position through its new role as the leading shareholder in International Aero Engines (IAE), maker of the (V2500) engine powering todayís A320 family. Under an arrangement finalized in mid-2012, Pratt (PRW) acquired Rolls-Royce (RRC)ís 32.5% stake in (IAE), while (MTU) Aero Enginesí share grew to 16% and Japanese Aero Engines retained its 23%. Pratt (PRW) and Rolls (RRC), meanwhile, have longer-term plans to form a joint company to develop new engines for the next generation of mid-size airplanes.
The 1st of the geared turbofans to enter service, the CSeries will use the (PW1500G) on its 1st flight in mid-2013 and service entry in mid-2014. The (PW1200G) will power the 1st Mitsubishi Regional Jet in late 2013, while the 1st (PW1100G) for the neo will be certified in the 3rd quarter of 2014, to enter service in October 2015.
(CFM)ís (Leap-1) is expected begin ground runs by the end of September 2013. Although the (Leap-1A and -1C) run parallel for much of the time because of their commonality, the 1st to fly on (GEC)ís Boeing 747 test bed will be the (Leap-1C) engine for the C919, in April 2014. Engine certification is expected in March 2015, and service entry in the 2nd quarter of 2016. The neo engine is scheduled to fly in September 2014. 1st flight on the A320neo is due around the 3rd quarter of 2015, with entry into service (EIS) the following year.
Developments in large commercial turbofans for 2013 will focus on: Rolls-Royce (RRC)ís (Trent XWB), when it powers the 1st Airbus A350-900 flight around mid-year; progress on upgrading (GEC) and Rolls (RRC) engines for the 787; and production ramp-up to support increased wide body assembly rates at Airbus (EDS) and Boeing (TBC). The greatest uncertainty in the big-fan business, which may be resolved by year-end, is whether Boeing (TBC) will offer its proposed 777X derivative with a choice of engines.
(GEC) is increasing production of the (GE90-115B) to 200 engines a year to support Boeingís 777 build rate, and it expects to run the 1st version of a new core for its proposed 777X engine, the (GE9X), as early as 2014. The final design freeze is likely around 2015, with the 1st engine going into testing in the 2016 time frame. Rolls (RRC) is offering the (RB3025), targeting a fuel burn >-10% lower than the (GE90-115B). This would be the 1st large Rolls (RRC) engine to incorporate composite fan blades and casing. Ground tests of scaled blades are set for 2013 on a (Trent 1000).
As well as developing upgrades for the (Trent 500, 700, 800 and 900) engines, Rolls (RRC) is preparing to test the "Package C" enhancements to the (Trent 1000), the lead engine for the stretched 787-9. Certification is planned for mid-2013, when flight tests will also start on the 787-8, followed by trials on the 787-9. Deliveries of "Package C"-powered 787-9s will begin early in 2014, with 787-8 deliveries commencing in mid-2014. Rolls (RRC) is also preparing for (Trent XWB) production rates of one engine a day eventually. The powerplant, the biggest Rolls (RRC) has produced, cleared its final certification hurdles at the end of 2012.
(GEC) and Boeing (TBC) are starting flight tests of the (GEnx-1B PIP II) upgrade which, from the 3rd quarter of 2013, will be the production standard for the 787 line. Flight tests of the (GEnx-2B PIP) for the 747-8 are to begin on (GEC)ís testbed in early 2013. Production of (GEnx) engines is ramping up, with 200 due for delivery in 2013 and 300 in 2014.
With the supply chain expanding to support commercial-engine production increases, attention will focus in 2013 on changes in 2nd- and 3rd-tier manufacturers. In 2012, (GKN) Aerospace acquired Volvo Aero in a $1.05 billion deal that makes (GKN) the No 3 supplier of engine components, after Avio and (MTU). But this balance may shift again now that (GEC) has acquired Avio.
2 720-23B (173-18021, /60 C-FWXI; 7-18024, /61 C-FETB), EX-(AAL)/(MEA), FLYING TESTBED.
0 720-23B (189-18027, /61 59 34), GROUNDED, FOR SPARES AT MOJAVE, EX-(AAL).
0 747-133 (JT9D-7A) (20015; 20767; 20881), EX-(ACN), SCRAPPED.
4 747SP (JT9D-7J) (21932; 21933; 21934; 22302), EX-(BEJ) 1999-10, OPERATIONS BY (UTC).
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EDWARD KANGAS, NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, UNITED TECHNOL0GIES CORPORATION (UTC) & PRATT & WHITNEY (PRW), (2014-11).
Ed is a (UTC) board member.
GREGORY HAYES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) UNITED TECHNOL0GIES CORPORATION (UTC) & PRATT & WHITNEY (PRW), EX-(CFO) (2014-11).
Greg has been (CFO) for the last 6 years and has worked for the company for 25 years.
LOUIS CHENEVERT, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & (CEO) (UTC) (P&W), STEPPED DOWN (2014-11).
TODD KALLMAN, PRESIDENT (P&W) COMMERCIAL ENGINES DIVISION (2006-07).
BOB SAIA, VP NEXTGEN PRODUCT FAMILY.
CAPTAIN PAUL PEDEN, CHIEF PILOT & MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DOUG FAGE, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (email@example.com).
LARRY TROW, CHIEF INSPECTOR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BRYAN THOMPSON, MANAGER (PRODUCTION PLANNING & CO0NTROL) (email@example.com).
ALEX TATULESCU, ENGINEERING PLANNER (firstname.lastname@example.org).