This photo was taken at Kennedy Airport in New York on April 12, 1964. The aircraft in the foreground was on hand to escort the more modern aircraft to the American Airlines terminal. What aircraft are pictured here, and what engines powered them?
The JT3D engine earned FAA certification in 1960 and entered commercial service with American Airlines in 1961. The time between overhaul at EIS was 800 hours. What was the time between overhaul (TBO) when engine No. 5,000 was delivered?
Pratt & Whitney delivered Wasp Major engine No. 5000 in June of 1950. The group that worked on the assembly of Wasp Major engine No. 1 reassembled for this photo. Pictured from left to right in the front row are Ernie Gagnon, Ralph Richmond, Whitey Kjellquist, Robert Nichols, Steve Micklus, Ed Morrissette and Ed Williams. In the second row are Clifton Simonds, Salvatore Gagliardi, John Bjorklund and Les Benton. Carl Witcher, James Lennon and Herman Frisen are in the back row.
Pan American World Airways was the first to order the 747 with a deal announced in April 1966. The aircraft would be powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines. How many 747s were included in the $525 million deal?
The U.S. Air Force awarded a contract to Pratt & Whitney in August 1980 for the purchase of F100 jet engines to be installed in F-15 and F-16 jet fighters. The contract called for Pratt & Whitney to deliver 514 F100 engines, plus components and services, to the U.S. Air Force and several North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and middle eastern allies. What was the value of this contract?
Which U.S. airline reached 100,000,000 miles of flying in June of 1936? (The aircraft that made the milestone flight is pictured above, though the photo has been edited to remove remove the carrier’s name from the plane. Also: What aircraft is shown here, and what engines powered it?)
Pratt & Whitney marked a major milestone on May 5, 1980 with the delivery of its 10,000th JT8D engine. At the time, the JT8D engine was the most widely used jet engine in commercial aviation history, then powering more than 3,000 aircraft in service around the world. It was estimated that, worldwide, a JT8D-powered aircraft took off every five seconds. Which customer received the milestone engine?
Pratt & Whitney unveiled a model of its new commercial jet engine at the Paris Air Show in 1973. (The engine model that was displayed at Le Bourget is pictured above, along with Karen Morgan of Pratt & Whitney Marketing and Product Support.) What engine was it, and what was its intended application?
The Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company announced on May 11, 1929 that it had secured options on land in East Hartford, Connecticut. The company planned to build a modern factory building and – possibly – a new airport on the site, which is shown and outlined in the photo above. How many acres of land were included in the deal?
In July of 1958, Pratt & Whitney announced that it had completed “significant pre-flight tests” on a new, high-performance turbojet engine. The engine weighed only 430 pounds and was capable of producing 2,900 pounds of dry static thrust, marking Pratt & Whitney’s entry into the smaller jet engine field. What was the engine’s name?