Pratt & Whitney has broken ground on a new facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore.
The 16,000m² (172,000ft²) facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for the engine marker's PurePower geared turbofan engines.
Construction is expected to be completed by 2014 and the factory will start producing commercial engine blades in 2015, followed by high pressure turbine disks in 2016.
This new facility will be adjacent to its existing component repair facility. The two facilities represent a combined investment of $110 million.
P&W is in the final stages of completing the 15,000m² Singapore component repair facility, where initial production is expected to begin by end 2013.
"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," says president David Hess.
Seletar Aerospace Park is also home to a Rolls Royce factory that assembles Trent 900 and 1000 power plants, and produces wide chord fan blades for both engine types.