Raytheon Technologies Canada: A focal point for defence, sustainable aviation and community building
Pratt & Whitney Canada President Maria Della Posta joined Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and industry partners to announce plans to advance hybrid-electric propulsion technology and a flight demonstrator program as part of a CA$163 million investment, supported by the governments of Canada and Quebec.
“Pratt & Whitney Canada is proud to be a leader toward evermore sustainable aircraft propulsion technologies and be an integral part of Canada’s green recovery plan,” said Della Posta. “With a long-time commitment to sustainability and as Canada’s top aerospace investor in research and development, we are driving economic growth, innovation and workforce expertise to benefit the environment. Hybrid-electric technology has an important role to play in enabling the next step-change in efficiency for aircraft engines, and we are uniquely positioned to demonstrate this potential.”
The announcement was a clear signal that Raytheon Technologies' contingent in Canada – which includes Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace, Raytheon Canada and Raytheon ELCAN – is pushing innovation in aerospace and defence to the benefit of not just Canada, but the rest of the world as well.
For Lee Obst and his colleagues at Collins Aerospace, there’s a lot to be excited about as they begin realizing the advantages of the 2020 merger that brought the businesses together.
“We haven’t yet capitalized on all the benefits of Raytheon Technologies bringing all these great capabilities and companies together. We’ve only just begun,” said Obst, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada and country lead for Collins’ Customer & Account Management Global Affairs group.
These businesses, with decades of history and partnership in Canada, are collaborating in new ways, innovating across aerospace and defence and building communities from coast to coast to coast.