Pratt & Whitney's PurePower-geared Turbofan visits Capitol

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is displaying its PurePower® Geared Turbofan on Capitol Hill today, the revolutionary new engine platform that is more fuel and cost efficient, the company said.

This new engine program has proven to be extraordinarily popular around the world with more than 8,000 engines on order, including options and unannounced orders, driving continued US leadership in technology-led manufacturing, US exports, and growing US jobs and investment.

The engine will be on display on South Capitol Street between C and D Streets SE from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to visit.

Of the company´s USD 770 million in supply chain spend to support the GTF engine program over the course of 2016, 78 percent, or USD 600 million, was spent in the United States, supporting local economies and job creation.

In addition, Pratt & Whitney is investing USD 1.3 billion in upgrading and updating its manufacturing and service centers to meet the demands of the new program, including a USD 400+ million expansion of the company´s two Connecticut facilities, USD 451 million expansion of its Columbus, GA, facility, and opening a new facility in Lansing, MI, to produce fan blades.

The company is currently seeking people for 500+ jobs in the United States, and expects to hire 25,000 people by 2026. Please visit www.utc.com/careers for job openings.

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., 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.