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    Pratt And Whitney Surges U.S. Hiring As Bet On Geared Turbofan Pays Off

    Forbes.com

    The aircraft engine unit of United Technologies is hiring thousands of manufacturing employees in the U.S. as its breakthrough Geared Turbofan technology transforms the global aircraft propulsion market. Pratt & Whitney has brought on 4,500 new employees over the last 18 months at plants in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, and says the number of new hires will rise to 25,000 by 2025.  More

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    Hungry for innovation? Launch your own incubator

    CIO.com

    United Technologies Corp. (UTC), for one, is investing $300 million in a digital accelerator, essentially a technology startup nestled in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, N.Y. UTC, whose businesses make such machines as jet engines and elevators, aims to woo 250 people with expertise in key technology areas, including product management, user experience design, software development, data science, analytics and cybersecurity, according to CIO Vince Campisi, who joined the company from General Electric last year.  More

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    The Race for the Ultra-Efficient Jet Engine of the Future

    MIT Technology Review

    The commercial aviation industry emits 705 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. While that represents only about 2 percent of global carbon emissions, there is evidence that the greenhouse gases in jet fuel have a larger effect on the atmosphere because they are released at high altitude.....Pratt & Whitney says its new engines—which use an internal gearbox to slow down the speed of the fan—could save 20 percent on fuel consumption compared to an airliner with a conventional engine.  More

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    Jet engine finally meets a moving assembly line

    Marketplace

    Even in these days of industrial robots and assembly line automation, a few things are still built largely by hand. And those include, believe it or not, jet engines. Now the ramp up in demand for commercial aircraft has challenged the jet engine business to take a fresh look at a very old assembly technique.  More

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    Gamechanger: How Pratt & Whitney Transformed Itself To Lead A Revolution In Jet Propulsion

    Forbes.com

    On Wednesday, Airbus delivered the first aircraft in its upgraded family of A320neo narrow body jetliners to Lufthansa. News that a European aircraft maker is delivering planes to a German carrier might not sound like a breakthrough for American technology, but in this case it is. That’s because the “neo” designation of the Airbus family stands for “new engine option,” and the planes Lufthansa has bought will be equipped with a revolutionary “geared turbofan” engine made by United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney.  More

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    Pratt’s View: A New Era In Air Travel

    Aviation Week

    Airbus’s delivery to Lufthansa of the first A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines marks a key milestone for commercial air travel and a major advance in cleaner aviation. Green aviation starts here.  More