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Pratt & Whitney Opens New Engineering Headquarters In East Hartford

Here I am with Bob Gilbert, a 55year veteran of Pratt & Whitney, celebrating the unveiling of the company’s new Engineering and Technology Center on East Hartford's Main Street.


Pratt & Whitney, a global leader in commercial and military jet engines and a division of United Technologies Corp., formally opened its new building in the heart of its East Hartford campus on Saturday.

In 2014, United Technologies and the State of Connecticut announced an agreement under which UTC will invest up to $500 million to upgrade and expand its aerospace research, development and manufacturing facilities over the next five years. The centerpiece of the agreement is a new 425,000-square-foot world-class Engineering and Technology Center, which will accommodate up to 1,750 employees for Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford.

This is very good news for our state and local economies.


The new state-of-the-art building was built in collaboration with the State of Connecticut through the 2014 Connecticut Aerospace Reinvestment Act (CARA). This new cutting-edge facility will serve as a global engineering headquarters for the design of Pratt & Whitney’s game-changing PurePower® and F135 aircraft engines.