Midwest City, OK, 73110,
Employees outside of Oklahoma: 38,500
Yearly Sales Volume: $11B+
Mr. Tom Farmer
Pratt & Whitney is a pioneer in flight and in technology, a company steeped in history yet focused on the future. We gave pilots the confidence to soar above the clouds. We made it possible to cross oceans and continents in hours, not days. We made it possible to fly around the world in wide-bodied comfort.
Over the years, we have patented hundreds of innovations, from heat-resistant coatings to aerodynamic blades — technologies that make air travel more cost effective, more comfortable and more dependable.
Today, Pratt & Whitney engines power nearly half of the world's commercial fleet. Every few seconds — more than 20,000 times a day — a Pratt & Whitney-powered airliner takes flight somewhere in the world. Our military engines power the Air Force's front line fighters today — the F-22 Raptor, F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon — and our F135 engines will power the front line fighters of the future — the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Our rocket engines send payloads into orbit at 20,000 miles per hour.
Our purpose and our driving spirit remain unchanged: to provide unprecedented power that ignites the imagination and moves the world.
Pratt & Whitney was founded in Hartford, Conn., in 1925 by Frederick Rentschler. Pratt & Whitney's first aircraft engine was the 425-horsepower, air—cooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented performance and reliability for the time and transformed the aviation industry. Pratt & Whitney has been powering change ever since. Ultimately, Rentschler was proven correct. In 1925, Pratt & Whitney the company he founded — began its long history of challenging expectations and creating powerful, reliable technologies that have changed the world.
Since 1925, Pratt & Whitney has built more than a half-million piston and jet engines in 30 engine families. From early barnstormers to World War II fighters, from the first passenger planes to ground-breaking military jets, Pratt & Whitney engines have powered hundreds of different aircraft. In the ensuing decades, that experience has helped make possible the profound wonders of space exploration, the lucrative opportunities of global commerce and the cutting-edge tools that help ensure military success in a volatile world.
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. The company's 38,442 employees support more than 9,000 customers in 180 countries around the world.