Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines,
industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. Pratt & Whitney reported
an operating profit of $2.0 billion in 2011 on revenues of $13.4 billion. The
company has approximately 36,000 employees who support more than 11,000
customers around the world.
Pratt & Whitney was founded in Hartford, Conn.,
in 1925 by Frederick Rentschler. Pratt & Whitney’s
first aircraft engine was the 410-horsepower, air-
cooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented
performance and reliability for the time and
transformed the aviation industry. Pratt & Whitney
has been leading change ever since.
Pratt & Whitney develops game-changing
technologies for the future, such as the
PurePower® PW1000G engine, with patented
Geared Turbofan™ technology, for next generation
of passenger aircraft. Pratt & Whitney Global
Service Partners, the company’s worldwide large
commercial engine maintenance, repair and
overhaul network, provides innovative services
that delight customers around the globe.
Pratt & Whitney's large commercial engines
power nearly 30 percent of the world’s mainline
passenger aircraft 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.
Pratt & Whitney has built a long and distinguished
record of providing top-of-the-line engines to 29
armed forces around the world. Our 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 Canada has produced more than
75,000 engines, of which there are currently more
than 49,000 engines in service on more than
28,000 aircraft operated by more than 10,000
operators in 200 countries.
Pratt & Whitney’s broad portfolio of businesses
includes industrial gas turbines that light cities
and power ships. Our Turboden Organic Rankine
Cycle technology converts heat from renewable
resources such as geothermal, biomass, solar
power, or industrial waste heat into clean electricity.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has been the power
behind more than 1,600 launches and has been
a key engine provider to the U. S. space program
since its inception. That service continues with
launches that have included astronauts; cargo;
and satellites vital to space exploration, worldwide
communication, navigation, defense, research
and development, and weather prediction.
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Pratt & Whitney Overview
Below is a list of Pratt & Whitney engines that are used to power cargo aircrafts. Click on the engine model to view its respective fact sheet.