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Pratt and Whitney’s 65th Anniversary Show in 1990

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The year was 1990, sixty-five years after the Pratt and Whitney company began their work on aircraft engines in East Harford, Connecticut. Frederick Rentschler and six others moved into an empty shop space in 1925, and developed the Wasp radial – an air cooled aircraft engine. This was the first in a long line of radial designs, and the company was just one of the brands that would ultimately merge to become the 1990’s United Technologies Corporation, a major Connecticut employer and world leader in aviation engine and systems manufacturing.

The airport at the Pratt and Whitney headquarters was named after Frederick Rentschler, and served as its flagship aerodrome for many years – it was dedicated in 1931...

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