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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Welcomes Pratt & Whitney Engine to Capitol

July 19, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) welcomed the Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared TurboFan (GTF) commercial engine to the U.S. Capitol.

“Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared TurboFan (GTF) Engine represents the future of commercial aviation and Connecticut is at the forefront of this game-changing technology. This is truly a story of American manufacturing success and innovation.  Just last year, the GTF engine contributed $233 million to our Connecticut manufacturing supply chains,” said Larson. “After 20 years of research and development, the cutting edge technology behind the GTF engine has raised the industry benchmark through significant improvements in fuel efficiency, noise reduction, and reduced emissions.  The surging global demand for this engine, as indicated by the 8,000 order backlog, means a sustained economic boost for Connecticut and the creation of thousands of jobs and the support of hundreds of small and medium size businesses that comprise the backbone of our State’s industrial base.

“I am immensely proud to welcome the men and women of Pratt & Whitney who made this vision a reality, and I am honored to welcome this incredible engine here today.”