Pratt & Whitney Opens its First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore
AeroBD | The AERO news Company…FEB 22, 2016, Singapore : Pratt & Whitney today officially opened its first manufacturing facility in Singapore, through its subsidiary P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore Pte Ltd. The 180,000 square foot (approximately 16,000 square meters) facility, located at Seletar Aerospace Park, will produce fan blades and other key components for Pratt & Whitney’s new PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
With about 7,000 orders and commitments, including options, from more than 70 customers in more than 30 countries, the facility proves vital in supporting the GTF engine components to customers in the Asia-pacific region and around the globe. It is only the second Pratt & Whitney production facility in existence to manufacture hybrid metallic blades, which are made with extremely lightweight materials that provide superior aerodynamic efficiency levels compared with any other fan in service, including composite blades of the same size class.
The manufacturing facility borders the Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions Pte Ltd (PWCS) facility, which opened in 2014 and is equipped with state-of-the-art repair capabilities. Collectively, the two buildings are part of Pratt & Whitney’s US$110 million investment in Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore’s newest aerospace industrial park.