W2B,....."Your just some stupid old man with nothing better to do."......There is a difference between your and you're. Now, I need a tuition payment for educating you. When it comes to stupid, you win. I have plenty to do and I'm doing it and enjoying it. I read your posts so that I can defecate laughing .....Kid
W2B,...You still demonstrate a lack of class and a limited vocabulary. You never miss an opportunity to go ad hominem instead of presenting facts to support your agenda. The good news is that you have retreated from the UTX board, thanks..........Kid
airborne,...........How much is that doggie in the window?...........Pattie Page. I'll be rolling past SIK in a few days on I-95 for a visit to CT.......Kid
Being curious, I checked on most fuel efficient airliners. Data shows that the Lockheed 1049 (Super Constellation) and the DC-7 , both with propellers, are the most efficient for passenger miles per gallon of fuel, almost twice as good as today's best. They, of course, didn't have the speed or range of today's planes. I have flown the Super Constellation, very comfortable...Kid
W2B,........The market is up today and T is down today, is that a bad thing? Do the folks on this board know how bad your predictions have been?..................Kid
W2B, we never came close to $70. that you predicted and UTX has been above $120. So, you again demonstrate that you are no Nostradames.........want2bik • Nov 15, 2012 8:58 AM
Could be another week before we see $70. It is all dependent on what the republicans do in the house. If they don't pass the tax cut for 98% of the population we will go below $70. These clowns didn't win the election so they are going to ruin our country again. This time when we start down the Fed has nothing left to save us. We may have to wait 2 more years before we can get these idiots out of Congress. The republicans will get their way and taxes will stay low because most of us will not be making money. It will not effect traders like you because you can short UTX. That is how you and the hedge funds make money, right? I do not short stocks so I will stay in the stable value fund. Unfortunately when I get my distribution i will need to have taxes withheld while you and MITT have figured out a way to make money and wait until April 15 to pay your taxes. When do you think we will see $80 again? Are you waiting for the $120 prediction that MR. DAVID made?
ctb,......The wheels came off the GE bus in 2007, it traded at $42.07 on September 2007 and then collapsed. If you were on board in early 2007, you got your chestnuts roasted and never recovered. I traded GE quite bit in 2009, my lowest entry point was $9.79 in March 2009. I have never traded GE since 2009. As I've said before , some nice products but, a lousy investment. I still don't like paying more taxes than GE.........Kid
"Guess they figure that makes them look like a smart person but too me they look like a clown."......W2B,...I taught you the distinction between loose and lose. Now, I need to teach you about too and to, there is a difference........Kid
ctb,.....Nice movement in your favor, congratulations, but, W2B is hard to impress. With him, you are always wrong. Just finishing up my taxes and the 2 Obamas only paid 36% more taxes than I did, so, on a per capita basis, I pay more than they do and I have to pay for my own toilet paper. I'll have to mention this to Warren Buffet.......Kid
GE is up 7% pre-market due to re-structuring announcement. Hayes is probably taking notes although UTC doesn't present as much opportunity as GE with it's far flung operating units, locomotives, light bulbs, medical equipment, steam turbines, aircraft engines and financial operations......Kid
ctb,....Thanks for the longevity wishes, but, it's unlikely that I'll be here in 50 years. Had Easter dinner at an upscale on the water restaurant in FL. My son and daughter-in-law were also at the table. My son told me, "Fly first class Dad, if you don't, your kids will", I thought that was pretty funny. But, coach is $200 round trip and first class is $800., I just can't do it. Coach and first class leave and arrive at the same time.......Kid
want2bik • Aug 10, 2011 4:27 PM
"The smart money is moving into cash and Gold. The dumb money is still in the stock. You have no idea how low this stock can go but you are about to find out"................W2B, How's that smart money doing? Looks to me that it's down 37% since your call and has earned no dividends. You are no Nostradames........Kid
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine family has completed more than 16,000 hours and 31,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 3,500 hours of flight time. The data includes flight testing information from eight aircraft with PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines. The PW1100G-JM engine is the only engine flying on the Airbus A320neo aircraft, with two aircraft flying, and the PW1500G engine is powering flights on six Bombardier CSeries planes. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (UTX) company.
"Our PurePower Geared Turbofan engine is the most advanced engine certified today. It is flying and meeting or exceeding technical expectations and customer commitments, an early preview of the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "Our PurePower engine technology equals pure profit for airlines and this is only the beginning."
The GTF engine's architecture will save millions of dollars in fuel expenses and maintenance costs year after year. Demand for the GTF engine stands at more than 6,300 orders, including options, to date with 60 customers from 30 countries.
"This is an incredible time for us. This year our PW1200G engine will power the Mitsubishi Regional Jet on its first flight, our PW1400G engine for Irkut will complete testing and receive certification, and our PW1900G engine for Embraer's EJet E-2 will initiate its flight test program," said Gernhardt. "Today we are on the brink of another bright chapter in Pratt & Whitney's 90-year history of providing dependable engines."
Pratt & Whitney's JT8D Engine Turns Half a Century Old
Monday, February 10, 2014
Pratt & Whitney's JT8D engine, an icon of aviation history, celebrates 50 years of dependable service this month, making it one of the most successful gas turbine engines in history. The JT8D engine entered service in 1964, and with approximately 1,800 engines still flying, Pratt & Whitney expects the engine to remain in service for another 10 to 15 years.
"During my entire career I never had a single one of these engines quit on me. I made many a takeoff on a hot day, at max gross weight, with a short runway, and five flaps takeoff where I put my total trust in these engines and they never failed me. I consider that remarkable," said Baron Shuler, MD-88/90 captain, Delta Air Lines. "I know that you have not manufactured this model engine in a long time, but please pass on to everyone my sincere appreciation and admiration to the people that designed and built this fine engine. If your new engines are half as good as the JT8D, they will be amazing."
More than 14,750 JT8D engines have been built, accumulating more than half a billion hours of service. At one point, JT8D engine sales and service contributed about half of United Technologies' profits. Today, it continues to generate revenue through overhauls, spare parts sales and kits to make it quieter and cleaner burning.
"At one point in time, a JT8D-powered airplane took off somewhere around the world every five seconds, 24/7/365. This statistic shows just how popular the engine was and how much the customer depended on it," said Charlie Crenshaw, JT8D fleet chief (retired), Pratt & Whitney.
"The dependability and success of the JT8D is largely due to the employees of Pratt & Whitney who have dedicated countless hours of hard work to ensure the customer always has a reliable product," said Andrew Tanner, vice president, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney.
The JT8D engine traces its roots to the late 1950s, when a Pratt & Whitney J52 turbojet powered an early type of cruise missile called Hound Dog. With the addition of a two-stage fan and two additional low turbine stages, the engine that started as a "throwaway" on a missile evolved into the successful JT8D engine series. The JT8D-Standard engine family covers a thrust range from 14,000 to 17,000 pounds, while the newer JT8D-200 engine family offers 18,500 to 21,700 pounds of thrust.
The JT8D engine's first application was on the Boeing 727 trijet. It went on to power such aircraft as the Aerospatiale SE210 Caravelle, Boeing 737-100/-200, Douglas Corporation DC-9, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, Kawasaki C-1, Dassault-Mercure Breguet, and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) E-8 aircraft.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The President of Pratt & Whitney said today the company is preparing for an expected doubling in engine production by the end of the decade.
The big boss at Pratt & Whitney told journalists from all over the world today that commerical airliner sales growth is so strong that there is no end in sight and that sales orders of the famous Pratt & Whitney jet engines are secure for the next fifteen years.
But when asked if that means there will be job growth here in Connecticut he seemed to be dodging the question.
“I really don’t want to make any employment predictions for us short term or long,” said Pratt & Whitney President Paul Adams.
What is less certain for the thousands of workers at the Middletown plant are the military orders. 25 percent of all of Pratt’s business is for the military and the uncertainty right now surrounds the orders from the Pentagon for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter plane. It’s currently caught in the battle in Congress over sequestration, those automatic spending cuts that could drastically cut orders for the plane.
Bennet Croswell is President of the Military Engines Division of Pratt, “There’s no doubt that if sequestration takes place we’ll probably lose some production volume on the F-35 program.”
He does say that the engine fire that caused the fleet of F-35’s to be grounded last year has been addressed and the problem solved, “We’ve identified a fix for the issue and that fix is now being retro-fitted into the whole fleet.”
Pratt firmly believes that the Joint Strike Fighter is going to be the dominant program in the world and despite the uncertainty in Washington other countries around the world are proceeding with their orders.
HARTFORD, Conn., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the appointment of Robert Leduc as President of Sikorsky Aircraft, succeeding Mick Maurer, who will move to the newly created position of UTC Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects. The appointments are effective immediately, and both Leduc and Maurer will report to UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome Bob back to United Technologies as the new President of Sikorsky Aircraft," Hayes said. "Across the aerospace industry, Bob is recognized as a proven leader, and he has the vision and experience necessary to lead Sikorsky today and as its future Chief Executive Officer, should Sikorsky be spun off.
"Throughout his career, Bob built strong customer relationships, executed complex development programs and ensured the successful entry-into-service of some of UTC's biggest programs, including the Boeing 787 program," Hayes added.
Prior to his retirement in 2014, Leduc, 59, enjoyed a successful 35-year career at United Technologies. He held numerous senior leadership roles at Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and UTC Aerospace Systems, including leading the Large Commercial Engines business at Pratt & Whitney, as well as the Boeing Programs and the Space Systems business at Hamilton Sundstrand.
In his new role, Maurer, 55, will work closely with Mike Dumais, UTC Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, to complete the strategic alternatives review for Sikorsky, and to ensure a successful separation should UTC pursue a spinoff. Maurer will also work closely with Leduc to ensure a smooth leadership transition at Sikorsky.
During Maurer's tenure as Sikorsky President, the company secured a record backlog and won numerous strategic competitions, including the U.S. Presidential helicopter, the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue helicopter and the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator.