Pratt & Whitney unveils new engineering and technology center

Pratt & Whitney, a global provider of commercial and military jet engines and a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has formally opened its new Engineering and Technology Center in the heart of its East Hartford campus, the company said.

The new state-of-the-art building, which features 425,000 square feet of space and will accommodate up to 1,750 Pratt & Whitney employees, will serve as the company´s world-class engineering facility. It was enabled through a collaboration with the State of Connecticut through the 2014 Connecticut Aerospace Reinvestment Act (CARA). This new cutting edge facility will serve as a global engineering headquarters for the design of Pratt & Whitney´s game-changing PurePower® and F135 aircraft engines.

The Pratt & Whitney Engineering and Technology Center is being considered for LEED Gold Certification with the US Green Building Council.

Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of 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. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.