Pratt & Whitney at work on first manufacturing facility in Singapore

  • 13-Feb-2013 05:57 EST
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"This expansion is a strategic investment for our company, and we are confident the Asia Pacific market is well-positioned for economic growth in 2013 and beyond," said Pratt & Whitney President David Hess.

Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing recently broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high-pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing will help Pratt & Whitney achieve production capacity required to meet customer demand for commercial engines. With the construction of this new facility, Pratt & Whitney's workforce in Singapore is expected to increase to more than 2500 people over the next five years. The new 180,000-ft² facility is projected to be complete by 2014, and it will begin producing commercial engine fan blades in 2015 and high-pressure turbine disks by 2016. Pratt & Whitney is also in the final stages of completing its existing 160,000-ft² Singapore Component Repair facility in the Seletar Aerospace Park, which is readying for occupancy in the first quarter with initial production to begin by the end of 2013.

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