Podcast: Interview with Pratt & Whitney President Chris Calio

Pratt & Whitney President Chris Calio
Credit: Raytheon Technologies

Since taking the helm at Pratt & Whitney from outgoing Bob Leduc at the turn of the year, the company’s new president Chris Calio has been steering the engine maker through a sea of challenges. Ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to implementing upgrades to the PW1100 geared turbofan, all this has happened as P&W completed its mega merger with Raytheon—a transaction which officially closed in early April.

Listen in as Calio talks down the line to Senior Propulsion Editor Guy Norris as part of Aviation Week’s Flight Path Forward series about his hopes for the company’s commercial and military engine businesses, the road to sustainability and managing through the pandemic to a long term market recovery as part of a bigger company. Sponsored by Accenture.

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Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.


1 Comment
love the podcasts, but there are times that the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired. I take this as an example and also the the one with Elon Musk as been particularity poor. I gave up after 5 minutes with the Muck interview, it was extremely hard to hear clearly.