Pratt & Whitney

 Pratt & Whitney
A closer look at the corporate family that stands behind
you when you sell Day & Night® products part 3

Did you know that the company that stands behind Day & Night products also powers front-line fighter jets and transport aircraft for 29 armed forces around the world?

Day & Night products are manufactured by International Comfort Products (ICP), and today ICP is part of United Technologies Corp. (UTC).UTC’s business is not limited solely to the HVAC industry. leader in the global building and aerospace businesses, UTC serves customers in the commercial aerospace, defense and building industries and ranks among the world’s most respected and innovative companies.

One of UTC’s four business segments is Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.

History  
Frederick Rentschler founded Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1925. Their first aircraft engine transformed the aviation industry. It was the 410-horsepower, air­cooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented performance and reliability for the time. Pratt & Whitney has been leading change ever since.

Today, Pratt & Whitney develops game-changing technologies for the future, such as the PurePower® PW1000G engine, with patented Geared Turbofan engine technology. The company's worldwide large commercial engine maintenance, repair and overhaul network provides innovative services that add value and delight customers around the globe.

 

Market Segments:
Commercial Engines
Pratt & Whitney's large commercial engines power more than 25 percent of the world's mainline passenger fleet. The company continues to develop new engines and work with its partners in International Aero Engines and the Engine Alliance to meet airline customers' future needs.

 

Military Engines
Pratt & Whitney won its first contract in 1925 making engines for the Navy and has since built a long and distinguished record of providing top-of-the-line military engines to 31 armed forces around the world. Their military engines power front line fighters, such as the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, as well as the C-17 Globemaster III military transport and Boeing's KC-46, the U.S. Air Force's new airlift tanker.

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower
Pratt & Whitney AeroPower designs and manufactures auxiliary power units and turbojet engines for commercial and military aircraft. Products include airborne auxiliary power units and ground power units, and small expendable and recoverable turbojet propulsion systems. 

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Interesting Facts

For over 90 years, Pratt & Whitney has been a leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. 

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Be sure to check back soon for a deeper dive into UTC Aerospace Systems in Part 4.