Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, today broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. The new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines
The new 180,000 square foot (16,000 square meter) facility will border Pratt & Whitney's existing flagship facility at Seletar – Pratt & Whitney Singapore Component Repair production facility.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has invested nearly $110 million in the development of these two new facilities.
Key points from the release:
· The Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing facility is projected to be completed by 2014, and it will begin producing commercial engine fan blades in 2015 and high pressure turbine disks by 2016.
· With the construction of the new facility, there will now be nice Pratt & Whitney business in Singapore.
· Pratt & Whitney's work force in Singapore is expected to increase to more than 2,500 people over the next five years – making it home to the company's most comprehensive aftermarket presence in one location.
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