Pratt & Whitney Opens First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park

Pratt & Whitney opened its first manufacturing facility in Singapore, through its subsidiary P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore Pte Ltd, during the Singapore Air Show in February. The 180,000 square foot 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 proud of our presence in Singapore and our more than 30 years of engine overhaul and maintenance services on the island,” said Danny Di Perna, senior vice president, Operations. “With the opening of this brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce our innovative hybrid metallic fan blades and critical turbine rotating components, we are creating much needed manufacturing capacity and capability for our PurePower engine family. Over the past few years, we have invested more than $1 billion globally to create and modernize our manufacturing infrastructure.”
The company says it has about 7,000 orders/commitments, including options, from 70 customers in 30 countries, and that the facility will prove vital in supporting the GTF engine components to customers n the Asia-pacific region. It is the second Pratt & Whitney production facility in existence to manufacture hybrid metallic blades, which are made with extremely lightweight materials.
The manufacturing facility borders the Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions (PWCS) facility, which opened in 2014 and is equipped with state-of-the-art repair capabilities. PWCS has increased its production while maintaining focus on quality and productivity. PWCS performs a comprehensive variety of engine component repairs.
Both facilities meet LEED Gold standards and Singapore’s Green Mark building scheme.
“Pratt & Whitney’s manufacturing investment in Singapore is a testament to our strengths in complex aerospace manufacturing,” said Mr. Tan Kong Hwee, director for Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board.

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