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A prime example of innovation is found in Pratt & Whitney's new PurePower PW1000G engine family. Scheduled to enter service in 2013, it is expected to reduce fuel burn by up to 16 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by half and airport ground noise by up to 75 percent. It also is expected to generate an annual cost savings of up to $1.5 million per aircraft per year compared to comparable engines currently in service.

F-35B Lightning II Flying under the power of Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system, the F-35B Lightning II prepares to make its first ever vertical landing on the deck of the USS Wasp. The historic landing marked the beginning of a successful three-week sea trial. The F135 propulsion system has proved to be the most advanced, capable fifth-generation fighter engine for the F-35B aircraft.