Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower™ PW1000G Engine will power the Bombardier CSeries aircraft
Connecticut’s Pratt & Whitney is a partner in the development of a next-generation aircraft: the Bombardier CSeries. The CSeries aircraft is exclusively powered by two PurePower™ PW1000G engines, which target double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs. Research and development for the CSeries PurePower™ PW1000G engine is conducted in Connecticut and at partner facilities, while final assembly and flight testing will take place at the new Pratt & Whitney Canada Mirabel Aerospace Centre.
A participant in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program since 1997, the Government of Canada has committed over $9 billion for the acquisition of 65 F-35 JSF aircraft. This Canadian military procurement will support a large number of U.S. jobs for subcontractors such as aircraft engine leader Pratt & Whitney which is manufacturing the F135 engine that will power the Canadian F-35 fighters.
Wallingford-based CiDRAis a leading supplier of process optimization and enhanced recovery solutions and services to many of the world’s largest industrial markets and employs 125 people in Connecticut.
Since it began serving Alberta’s oil sands industry in 2003, CiDRA has successfully developed a series of innovative products and services for the oil sands in Wallingford. CiDRA’s industry-leading technologies have been tailored to address long standing challenges of its customers involved in hard rock mining and mineable oil sands and, today, over one-third of CiDRA’s sales come from Canada.
CiDRA’s products have also improved the overall safety of mining and oil sands operations, while at the same time increasing plant efficiencies, resulting in greater resource sustainability.
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Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada