& Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a world leader in aviation
engines for business and regional jets as well as helicopters.
The company is a subsidiary of United Technologies.
Canadian Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company Ltd. is
formed. It functions as a service center for Pratt
& Whitney engines built in the U.S.
1951: A sudden demand for R-1340 Wasps
leads to building a production plant in Canada.
1957: United Aircraft Corp. (P&W's
parent company) decideds to make P&WC United Aircraft's center
for general aviation turbine engines.
1958: Work begins on the PT6 turboprop.
1975: United Aircraft changes its name to United