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Pratt engine powers Kazakhstan airline's new aircraft

Patricia Daddona |

East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and Kazakhstan airline Air Astana said Wednesday the airline's first Airbus A321neo jet is powered by Pratt's geared turbofan (GTF) engines.

Fiedorowicz takes ACM's reins amid surging aeroparts sector

Gregory Seay |

For nearly 18 years, a band of Connecticut and western Massachusetts aeroparts suppliers — Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) — has relied on one person to coordinate and promote...

XL Center happy hour aims to whet appetites for hockey

Patricia Daddona | 1

The XL Center is introducing a new “hockey happy hour” to drive more fans to games.

UnitedHealth launches $2.8B bid to acquire Banmédica

Patricia Daddona |

Minnesota-based insurer UnitedHealth Group, which has a strong presence in Hartford, is making a tender offer for South American healthcare provider and insurer Empresas Banmédica for about $2.8...

Alexion drug greenlighted for use in Japan

Patricia Daddona |

New Haven drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday the Japanese government has authorized use of its flagship drug, Soliris, for treatment of patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG).

In reaction to Brexit, Travelers Cos. creates new Ireland subsidiary

Greg Bordonaro |

Insurer Travelers Cos., which has major Hartford operations, said Tuesday that its European arm will create a new subsidiary based in Ireland, a move that is a direct response to Brexit.

Italian consul office debuts in Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Italy's U.S. ambassador was in downtown Hartford Tuesday to open the European nation's honorary consul office there.

Hartford, state aim to build bridges with Israel's tech economy

Matt Pilon |

Nearly two dozen Israeli startup executives and government officials, fresh off visits to New York and Philadelphia, made one last stop on their East Coast road show this month — to downtown...

Pratt lands $1.5B deal for geared turbofans

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

East Hartford aerospace engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has signed a contract with Vietnam Airlines for geared turbofan engines to power 20 Airbus A321 twin-engine aircraft.

Pratt lands $2.7B global contract for military engine

Patricia Daddona |

East Hartford's Pratt & Whitney has won a five-year, $2.74 billion contract for out-of-state work to produce international military F-117 engines, according to the company and federal authorities.

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