Posted on: 15 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Through its subsidiary P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore, Pratt & Whitney has opened its first manufacturing facility in Singapore – a 180,000 ft2 facility at Seletar Aerospace Park, which will produce fan blades and other key components for the 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,” remarked 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 modernise our manufacturing infrastructure. These investments feature advanced manufacturing equipment, tools and special processes which play an integral role as we increase production volumes.”
The facility is only the second Pratt & Whitney production facility to manufacture hybrid metallic blades. It borders the Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions (PWCS) repair facility, which opened in 2014.