Pratt & Whitney launch Puerto Rican aerospace engineering center

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced the launch of Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico Aguadilla Engineering Center, the company said.

The company included a USD 500,000 donation to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

The renovated USD 14 million facility, made possible through a collaboration with PRIDCO, is 104,000 square feet and houses more than 800 Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico employees with the capacity for 400 more.

Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico, Inc., formerly Infotech Aerospace Services, Inc. (IAS), is an aerospace engineering center that designs, evaluates and supports Pratt & Whitney´s game-changing commercial and military gas turbine engines, including the Geared Turbofan engine.

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