PICTURES: Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine
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New Assembly Line
Pratt & Whitney is building its engines with a gleaming new assembly line in Middletown. The system, which Pratt plans to christen Wednesday, will suspend engines from an overhead track system, not unlike the type from which cellophane wrapped clothes hang at the dry cleaners. The engines will float horizontally through the factory. And workers will be able to raise, lower or turn over the engine with the push of a button.