Pratt & Whitney Transforms Middletown Assembly Area for New PurePower PW1100G-JM and F135 Engines

Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:59pm EST

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn.,  Feb. 27, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney completed the
first phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its  Middletown,
Conn., facility that prepares the Engine Center to produce its portion of
PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo and increases production
capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S.
Military.  Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

Pratt & Whitney leadership and employees gathered today in  Middletown  for a
ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark this significant milestone, which is part of a
larger company initiative to transform Pratt & Whitney's manufacturing sites as
they prepare to deliver a record volume of engines.  

"This is a time of transformation at Pratt & Whitney," said  Joe Sylvestro, vice
president, Manufacturing Operations, Pratt & Whitney. "This new addition to the
engine facility in  Middletown  will play a pivotal role in the production
ramp-up for our PurePower engines. This achievement was truly a team effort and
signifies our ongoing investment to meeting our customer commitments by
delivering game-changing engine technology within a lean manufacturing
operation."

The PurePower PW1100G-JM engines deliver benefits including double-digit
reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating
costs compared with today's jet engines. The F135 engine powers the F-35
Lightning II - a stealthy, supersonic, multirole 5th Generation fighter designed
for U.S. and international partner requirements.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United
Technologies, based in  Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high
technology products and services to the global aerospace and building
industries.

 Stephanie Duvall             Laura Cassella             
 Pratt & Whitney              Pratt & Whitney            
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 stephanie.duvall@pw.utc.com  laura.cassella@pw.utc.com  


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