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2012-09-04 18:20:12

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and Metal Technology Co. Ltd. (MTC) have signed an agreement to establish MTC as a designated service provider for Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine part repairs. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Under the long-term agreement, MTC will perform high pressure turbine/low pressure turbine blade and vane repairs for Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines at its Narita,...

2012-07-31 06:21:39

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent development of hybrid powertrain components and system integration technologies can reduce fuel consumption by up to 50 percent compared to conventional internal combustion engines. However, energy consumption still outpaces production, and worsening air quality and traffic congestion demand that sustainable transportation solutions be explored, not only for passenger vehicles but for commercial vehicles as well. A new book...

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2012-07-11 11:23:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.K. government is embracing the future by working on regulations in order to allow the operation of spaceplanes. The new regulations would enable launch systems like the Skylon concept being developed by Reaction Engines Limited (REL) to take place in the U.K. Currently, these types of vehicles are prohibited from using European airspace, but the government is looking to change that. REL's Skylon vehicle would take off...

2012-07-10 02:20:52

LONDON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight test program on June 21, following 23 flights and 127 hours on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney's Boeing 747SP flying test bed. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX). The flight test program, which began on April 30, successfully validated the PW1200G engine's in-flight...

2012-07-09 02:20:41

LONDON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney and IndiGo signed a definitive agreement for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 150 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The agreement includes 300 firm PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with additional options and a long-term PureSolution(SM) maintenance agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2015. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "With oil prices on the rise,...

'Critical' Spaceplane Engine Testing Underway
2012-04-29 04:30:10

Testing has begun on an engine that could make it possible for a plane to travel into space, travel at five times the speed of sound, and make it possible to reach any destination on the planet in no more than four hours, Suzannah Hills of the Daily Mail reported on Saturday. The vehicle in question is the Skylon, an unmanned, reusable spaceplane that is currently in development at UK aerospace company Reaction Engines Ltd (REL). According to Hill, the craft can take off and land from any...

2012-01-11 13:39:00

DULUTH, Minn., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today introduced expanded seating capacity in its SR20, SR22 and SR22T aircraft models, available for 2012. The new 60/40 FlexSeating features a wider back seat, highlighted by a 60/40 fold-down split in the rear seat for five-person maximum aircraft occupancy. The folding versatility of the new seat coupled with a rear cargo net give greater utility and capacity and also make loading the aircraft easier. In addition,...

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2011-12-29 04:00:18

Aeronautics researchers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently completed flight tests of a unique experimental jet engine inlet design in the Channeled Center-body Inlet Experiment, or CCIE. The experimental inlet was checked out on NASA Dryden's F-15B aeronautics research test bed aircraft, which continues to be an innovative and cost-effective tool for flight test of advanced propulsion concepts. The CCIE project's primary research objective was to define the airflow through...

2011-12-14 06:46:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) announced today at the POWER-GEN International tradeshow a contract with Compagnie de l'Engineering de l'Electricite et du Gaz (CEEG), a subsidiary of Sonelgaz, to supply eighteen FT8® MOBILEPAC® self-contained gas turbine-powered electric generating units for a number of locations in Algeria. Sonelgaz is a state-owned entity that is responsible for electricity and gas...

2011-12-02 14:29:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information, Inc. (GII) presents "Automotive Semiconductors Market to 2015 - Demand for Energy Efficient Vehicles with Safety and Comfort Systems to Drive Sales Growth" by GBI Research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111202/CG16440) Demand for semiconductors in the automotive Industry is increasing due to increasing use of electronics to meet customer demand for various features such as comfort. Consumer demand for...