Pratt & Whitney's to open Manufacturing Facility in Singapore
Pratt & Whitney
On February 7, 2018, Pratt & Whitney announced an increase in production at its first advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore. The move is aimed to help with Pratt & Whitney's 2018 ramp-up of production and supports the recent announcement by Singapore's Economic Development Board to achieve $3 billion in manufacturing net output by 2020 for the country's aerospace industry. The facility is operated by P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore, a joint venture with Hanwha Techwin.
Using adaptive machining and automated inspection systems, as well as the latest in advanced manufacturing tools and processes, the facility's production of fan blades and turbine disks – highly complex key components of the Geared Turbofan(GTF) engine family – has steadily increased since its official opening in 2016. Full production capacity for the plant is expected to be achieved by early 2019.
The Singapore manufacturing facility is part of Pratt & Whitney's $110 million investment in Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore's newest aerospace industrial park, and will play a key role in supporting the demand for more than 8,000 GTF engine firm and option orders from customers in Asia Pacific and around the globe. The facility operates two manufacturing lines delivering fan blades and high-pressure turbine disks for GTF engines. Both lines are expected to reach full capacity by 2019.