Pratt & Whitney unveils new assembly line

Pratt & Whitney

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– A state of the art new assembly line unveiled by Pratt and Whitney this morning.

Governor Malloy and the assistant secretary of commerce were there to cut the ribbon on it in Middletwon Wednesday morning.

The horizontal assembly line suspends the engine from the ceiling, so it can move up, down and around, instead of the workers having to do all that.

The head of parent company United Technologies says it’s all about innovation.

“And I can’t think of a better example of how UTC is positioning itself to meet this challenge than by the investments we’ve made in this facility, this technology and the people here in Middletown,” said Gregory Hayes, United Technologies CEO.

That new assembly line will make engines for the Airbus 320 Neo passenger jet, in addition to the military’s F-35 joint strike fighter.

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