February 28, 2013
P&W transforms Middletown assembly area for new PurePower PW1100G-JM and F135 engines
Pratt & Whitney completed the first phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, Conn., facility that prepares the Engine Center to produce its portion of PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo and increases production capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Military. The PurePower PW1100G-JM engines deliver benefits including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs compared with today’s jet engines. The F135 engine powers the F-35 Lightning II – a stealthy, supersonic, multirole 5th Generation fighter designed for U.S. and international partner requirements.