Pratt & Whitney establishes GatorWorks to develop lower cost military engines




Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) division Pratt & Whitney has announced it has established GatorWorks, a prototyping arm within the company that will focus on the development of dependable, lower cost military engines, the company said. 

Pratt & Whitney GatorWorks´ objective is to deliver state-of-the-art engines in half the lead time and for half the cost of traditional procurement cycles.

The company Pratt & Whitney GatorWorks will seek to leverage commercial enterprise capabilities in rapid prototyping, iterative design, procurement, and testing of cutting-edge products for our customers. 

GatorWorks will seek to combine the efficiency, agility, and unconstrained boundaries of a small start-up, with the discipline and engineering rigor of the world´s leading propulsion company. The new unit incorporates a mix of cross-functional teams, vertical integration and a short list of suppliers and partners. The GatorWorks team has been operational since early 2018, focused on a family of advanced products in development.

Pratt & Whitney is a designer, manufacturer and servicer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.