SINGAPORE: P&W opens new facility at Seletar

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Pratt & Whitney has opened its new repair and engineering facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park.

The new facility will perform component repair works on the PW4000 engine, such as the repair of the engine’s low pressure compressor duct and stator. It also houses various office support departments, including Pratt’s recently established regional office and Global Services Engineering, a skilled after market repair design unit for the firm’s businesses in the Asia Pacific region.

The newly opened facility forms part of Pratt’s $110 million investment at Seletar, where the engine maker is also building a 180,000ft2 facility to manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for its PurePower geared turbofans. This manufacturing facility is expected to be fully operational by 2016.

"Pratt & Whitney is proud of its long-standing presence in Singapore, which continues to grow today thanks to its highly trained, technically skilled workforce, and close proximity to our many customers in the Asia Pacific region," says Pratt's president Paul Adams at the opening ceremony, a day ahead of the Singapore air show.