Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Submit Joint Proposal for Military Turboshaft Engine

PARIS, PARIS AIR SHOW, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and Pratt & Whitney announced today that they have submitted a joint proposal to the U.S. Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop an advanced turboshaft engine for the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program.

"We are thrilled to team with Honeywell to build the next generation turboshaft engine for the U.S. Army. We are confident that our collective experience in advanced military engine technology will secure our place as the engine provider of choice for the Army's Future Force needs," said Tom Farmer, president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).

Goals for the 3000 SHP-class AATE program include a 25 percent improvement in specific fuel consumption as well as a 65 percent increase in shaft horsepower to weight ratio. The program will validate technologies needed to achieve aggressive performance improvements and could lead to a follow-on program to develop a replacement engine for the U.S. Army's UH-60 BLACK HAWK and AH-64 Apache helicopters.

"Our team's new engine design builds on the success of Honeywell's Small Heavy Fuel Engine program with the Army and will help transition the UH-60 BLACK HAWK and AH-64 Apache helicopters while working within the existing platforms," said Ed Wheeler, president, Honeywell Defense and Space. "The Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell team has the technology and expertise to deliver the best engine for the Army's needs."

Pratt & Whitney military engines include the F100 that powers the F-16 and F-15, the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II; F119 for the F-22 Raptor; F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III; J52 for the EA-6B Prowler; TF33 powering AWACS, Joint STARS, B-52, and KC-135 aircraft; TF30 for the F-111; PT6 for T-6A, T400 for the UH-1N ; and JT15D for the T-1A trainer.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

Based in Phoenix, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

Honeywell International is a $33 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.

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     Jim O'Leary                      Jennifer Whitlow
     Honeywell                        Pratt & Whitney
     480.225.4800                     860.214.7502
     jim.o'leary@honeywell.com        jennifer.whitlow@pw.utc.com

Source: Honeywell

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