Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation company, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
Frederick Rentschler founded Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1925. Our ﬁrst aircraft engine transformed the aviation industry. It was the 410-horsepower, air¬-cooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented performance and reliability for the time. Pratt & Whitney has been leading change ever since.
Today, Pratt & Whitney develops game-changing technologies such as the PurePower® PW1000G engine, with patented Geared Turbofan™ engine technology, and the F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II. The company’s worldwide large commercial engine maintenance, repair and overhaul network provides innovative services that add value and delight customers around the globe. Learn more.