December 18, 2014
Pratt & Whitney signs PurePower Geared Turbofan engine partnering agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Pratt & Whitney and Kawasaki Heavy Industries signed a risk and revenue-sharing collaboration agreement for KHI to provide key hardware modules for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines. Pratt & Whitney currently has 10 worldwide GTF collaboration partners, many of which work across multiple GTF engine variants to be installed on various aircraft platforms for Pratt & Whitney customers. These aircraft programs are directed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Bombardier Aerospace, Airbus, Irkut and Embraer. “Our collaboration on the GTF started in 2007 when our great partner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, selected the PW1200G Geared Turbofan engine for their Mitsubishi Regional Jet and soon after joined the program as a partner. Since then we have continued to seek risk-sharing relationships with GTF program participants,” said Bernard I. Zimmerman, vice president, Group Strategy & Development for Pratt & Whitney. Zimmerman’s team is responsible for establishing and managing these risk and revenue-sharing collaborations with various Pratt & Whitney “partners”.