Pratt and Whitney Canada Corp.
Vice President, Communications
Tel: (450) 647-4117
Customer First Centre
North America: 800-268-8000
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a global aerospace leader, shaping the future of business, helicopter and regional aviation with new generation engines. The company also offers advanced engines for industrial applications.
P&WC’s operations and service network spans the globe. The company’s products power business and regional aircraft and helicopters – more than 49,000 engines in more than 200 countries. We employ 9,000 people around the world including approximately 6,200 in Canada. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a high-technology company based in Hartford, Connecticut.
For over 80 years, Pratt & Whitney Canada has played a major role in shaping and growing the Canadian aerospace industry. The company has helped to position Canada as a leader on the world stage and has generated significant socioeconomic benefits for Canadians across the country.
P&WC is the number one research and development (R and D) investor in the Canadian aerospace sector. The company invests over $400 million per year in R&D.
A strong focus on R&D allows the company to lead the way in the global market. Thanks to robust development processes, P&WC has been timely in responding to market needs. In the last 15 years, the company has introduced over 70 new engine models, a record in the industry. This positions P&WC strongly within all its key markets. Today, a P and WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world every second.
P&WC is leading the way in developing a new generation of greener engines. The company is consistently working towards developing cleaner, quieter, more fuel-efficient engines. In many cases, P and WC betters the most stringent noise and emission standards in the industry (International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO standards).
With facilities in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Nova Scotia, Pratt & Whitney Canada helps generate employment for Canadians across the country. The company directly provides approximately 6,200 high-quality jobs in Canada, including approximately 1,500 specialized positions in our Quebec and Ontario Research and Development centres.
P & WC works closely with approximately 20 universities across Canada and the National Research Council to develop new technologies and processes. The company invests over $12 million per year on collaborative projects with universities. To date, hundreds of students have worked on more than 600 projects for P&WC. In addition, the company hires about 150 students each year.
In working with over 1,500 suppliers across the country, P and WC creates and maintains many
indirect jobs, stimulates Canada’s aerospace industry, and creates opportunities for many small and medium enterprises.
P&WC is also committed to giving back to the community. The company and its employees contribute approximately $3 million each year to non-profit organizations across the country focused primarily on education, arts and culture and the environment.