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2011-07-21 07:35:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has purchased Japan Airlines' stake in Japan Turbine Technologies, a commercial gas turbine engine part repair facility. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Japan Turbine Technologies has been a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Japan Airlines since 2000, with Pratt & Whitney being the majority partner since that time. With the acquisition of...

2011-07-18 15:16:00

BELOIT, Wis., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) company, is pleased to announce that Paul Roden has joined the company as Vice President, Washington Operations. In this new role he will represent the company in discussions with Congress and with shipyards, as well as customers in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110718/CL37113LOGO ) Mr. Roden joins Fairbanks Morse Engine from...

2011-01-17 11:13:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Power Systems signed a contract with Sopogy, Inc., of Hawaii for two Turboden Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems. These two units will operate in conjunction with solar collectors that concentrate the sun's energy to create heat, which is captured by the ORC units to generate electricity. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Combining our Organic Rankine Cycle unit with Sopogy's...

2010-09-13 04:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AC Propulsion, a global leader in electric drive development, design and manufacturing, announced that it has selected Southern California-based DRIVEN Public Relations and ZDS Communications to manage its public relations and marketing outreach initiatives. AC Propulsion is recognized globally for its high performance electric drive systems found in many of today's Electric Vehicles (EVs) such as the Tesla Roadster, eBox, MINI E and AC Propulsion's own...

2010-04-08 14:06:00

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In a paper to be presented at the 2010 SAE World Congress, April 13-15 at the Cobo Center in Detroit Michigan, LiquidPiston, Inc. will publicly reveal for, the first time, the architecture of its High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle(TM) (HEHC) engine. Based on a series of patented technology breakthroughs developed by a serial innovator and his MIT- educated son, Drs. Nikolay and Alec Shkolnik, the thermodynamic efficiency of the HEHC cycle offers a 20%...

2009-11-17 08:17:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first ever F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine for installation in a Republic of Korea Air Force F-15. This is the first of six EEP engines to be delivered to the ROKAF this year, in addition to the ongoing delivery of engine build kits that will be assembled by Samsung Techwin in Korea. The engine program is valued at approximately $200 million and is scheduled for delivery in 2009 and...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'