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2014-04-14 16:24:22

LONDON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global market review of automotive turbochargers - forecasts to 2028This latest just-auto report edition offers a global review of the OE turbochargers sector, its suppliers, top markets, technologies and market forecasts.This global market study offers:Automotive OE turbochargers market size estimatesLatest technologies and trendsMarket share data tablesExclusive interviews with major...

2014-04-14 12:20:51

LOVELAND, Colo., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VanDyne SuperTurbo(TM) Inc. has completed a Series C equity financing round of $15 million. The round was led by Northwater Capital's Intellectual Property Fund with participation by existing investors in the Company. Proceeds from the financing are being invested into the final phase of commercialization of the SuperTurbo(TM) technology. The SuperTurbo(TM) technology integrates the functions of supercharging and turbocharging into a...

2014-02-12 08:21:02

SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine family has completed more than 7,600 hours and 17,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 850 hours of flight time. Engine testing has validated the fuel efficiency target of up to 16 percent for the Geared Turbofan(TM) engine architecture and has confirmed other predicted engine characteristics. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. "We...

2013-12-20 12:20:24

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney and Boeing officials celebrated the delivery of the first PW4062 engines for the first KC-46 test aircraft during an event at Boeing's Everett, WA, facility this week. Howie Chandler, vice president of business development, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, and Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and program manager, KC-46 Tanker Program, addressed approximately 200 employees on the shop floor of Building...

2013-12-12 08:21:13

COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has opened its new F100 engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Ga. The new 105,000-square-foot facility enhances Pratt & Whitney's capacity to service engines that power F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force and international military customers. Pratt & Whitney, the Development Authority of Columbus and Western Devcon Inc. worked together to develop, design and build the new facility. Pratt...

2013-11-06 12:22:30

DUBLIN, November 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cdzjsj/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Turbocharger Market by Vehicle Types (Passenger & Commercial), Fuel Types (Diesel & Gasoline) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cdzjsj/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )...

2013-10-04 16:20:23

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pratt & Whitney completed the second phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, Conn., facility to prepare the Engine Center to ramp up for production of its portion of PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo family and increase 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....

2013-09-16 16:20:17

MIRABEL, Quebec, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine successfully powered Bombardier's new CSeries* airplane for its maiden flight. The PW1500G engine, which achieved engine certification from Transport Canada in February, is the first of six new engine programs using Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan(TM) architecture to power an aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The CSeries aircraft's maiden...

Lasting Propulsion And High Speeds For Deep Space Missions Provided by NEXT
2013-09-09 12:11:13

[ Watch The Video - Gridded Ion Thruster ] NASA Ion propulsion used to exist only in the imagination of science fiction writers. But after years of research and development NASA is poised to equip some of its most important deep space missions with ion engines that can nudge spacecraft using charged particles accelerated to blistering speeds of up to 90,000 miles per hour.  And in the vastness of space, those engines need to push continuously for years. NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon...

2013-09-04 08:21:15

MOSCOW, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed an exclusive eight-year maintenance services agreement with Transaero Airlines to provide engine overhaul services on the airline's fleet of PW4000-112" engines. The agreement is expected to be worth approximately $55 million over its life. Under the terms of the agreement, Pratt & Whitney will provide engine overhaul services for 11 Transaero PW4000-112"...