FAA picks Pratt & Whitney for advanced core-engine technologies

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that Pratt & Whitney has been selected to participate in a program to develop and mature advanced core-engine technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as part of the second phase of the FAA´s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN II) initiative.

Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

During this phase of the program, Pratt & Whitney will continue to pursue advanced technologies that are applicable to ultra-high bypass ratio PurePower® Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engines, particularly aimed at enhancing the thermal efficiency of the engine core. These activities are complementary to the company´s CLEEN-related project announced in 2010.

Pratt & Whitney is also a subcontractor on a project led by UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., that is focused on nacelle technologies and aerostructures´ ecoIPSâ„¢ to reduce fuel burn and noise. The demonstration unit will be tested on a PurePower PW1000G Geared Turbofan engine.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service 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.