Pratt & Whitney: Lean, automated manufacturing key to GTF ramp up

April 2, 2015: Lean principals and increased shifting to automated manufacturing are key to an aggressive ramp up for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine, according to officials. The first production engines for the Airbus A320neo… Read More

Pratt & Whitney: material considerations in next generation of engines

April 1, 2015: Panel discussion on Manufacturing and Product Technology at the Pratt & Whitney Media Days. Ed Colvin (EC), VP, New Product Development and Introduction, Alcoa Lynn Gambrill (LG), PW Chief Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering and Global Services…. Read More

Pratt & Whitney at inflection point

April 1, 2015: We’re at the Pratt & Whitney Media Days today and tomorrow. We’ll be posting running information in our usual format of paraphrased synopses for such events. This is PW’s 90th year. Panel Discussion: “Big Data”… Read More