During a panel discussion on technology and manufacturing at the Pratt & Whitney Media Day on April 1, Ed Colvin, vice president of New Product Development and Introduction, Alcoa, launched a video showcasing the production and forging used to produce fan blades for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine.
Alcoa and Pratt & Whitney's teams and technical organizations collaborated to develop forging for the fan blade that is lighter and contributes to improved fuel efficiency. This technological development is another one of the many ways Pratt & Whitney and its suppliers and partners work together and continue to be world leaders in the aerospace industry.
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Apr 9, 2015