Lim Kok Kiang, Executive Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), said, “We congratulate ESA for its significant achievement. Pratt & Whitney was one of EDB’s first collaborations with major aerospace OEMs. Over the past three decades, ESA has grown and matured together with our industry. And as the demand for MRO grows, we look forward to Pratt & Whitney’s continued expansion in Singapore to support its growing customer base in Asia-Pacific, and around the world.”
In anticipation of latest Pratt & Whitney’s game-changing technology, the engine center has begun developing the capability to support the new PurePower® PW1000G engine family. The Singapore facility will be the world’s first engine center to service the PW1500G engine, the PurePower® variant that will power the Bombardier C-Series aircraft. This designation marks a confidence of Singapore as an aviation hub in the world and will involve additional investment in Singapore. The PurePower® engine, with its patented Geared Turbofan technology, is Pratt & Whitney’s latest game changing technology for the future generation of passenger aircraft and hypersonic propulsion systems for aircraft, proven to deliver double digit improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and noise reduction.
“The beginning of SEOC actually dates further back when the engine module shop began in an area of 3 engine bays in SIA’s 747 hangar at Paya Lebar,” said William Goh, an employee who joined ESA as an apprentice engineer since it started. He presently oversees module and repair operations as the department’s general manager at ESA.
“I’ve stayed employed at ESA over its 30 years of operations because I’ve continued to learn and developed my career in the aviation industry. The team here has always approached the ever-changing industry with a willingness to learn and adapt. We’ve benefitted with knowing what we know today – our experience has defined us. It has shaped our passion for the aviation industry.”
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SIAEC will participate in the PW1000G engine RRSP with a 3 percent stake in the Bombardier CSeries engine RRSP and a 1 percent stake in the Mitsubishi Regional Jet engine RRSP.
Agreement covers 13 Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94" engines and six spare engines.
The Airbus testing follows Pratt & Whitney’s own ground and flight test program.