Pratt & Whitney today announced that it is working with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to establish a technology accelerator in Singapore. Technologies developed in Singapore are applied across Pratt & Whitney’s global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) footprint.
The facility will serve as a hub for technology advancement and will help accelerate the development and deployment of technology implementation projects across Pratt & Whitney’s four Singapore-based MRO facilities over the next five years. Expected to be worth at least S$31 million (or US$22 million), the project will focus on automation, advanced inspection, connected factories and digital twins to improve the connectivity and connectivity across the company’s MRO operations. Helps enhance intelligence.
The Singapore technology accelerator will be located at Seletar Aerospace Park, at the heart of Singapore’s aerospace industry ecosystem. Hiring is expected to be ready in the fourth quarter of this year, adding 16 new positions that the company plans to fill with local full-time employees.
“We are proud to work with the Singapore Economic Development Board to develop innovative solutions for Pratt & Whitney’s MRO business. , demonstrates the relevance and importance of the role it continues to play.With nearly a century of innovation, Pratt & Whitney is excited about this collaboration with Singapore’s aerospace ecosystem for the transformation of Industry 4.0. “The push to digitize is underway across our Singapore facility, and the Technology Accelerator will increase the speed and scalability of these technology projects. It fits perfectly with the efforts of
“To date, our Asia-Pacific MRO facility has developed the first MRO application of 3D printing for aircraft engine component details, pioneered robotics in the field, and launched industrial robots. We’ve done a lot in the way we deploy technology,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, Pratt & Whitney’s vice president of aftermarket global operations. continues to test the limits of
As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Pratt & Whitney’s GTF™ engines are highly utilized, leading the single-aisle segment recovery. Pratt & Whitney sees great demand for his MRO business for commercial engines as usage increases and customers resume engine maintenance. When it comes to capacity, capabilities, sustainability and technology, Pratt & Whitney invests to meet tomorrow’s needs and deliver today.
Lim Tse Yong, Senior Vice President, EDB Conglomerate, said: “Pratt & Whitney’s investment is a testament to Singapore’s status as a leading aerospace hub and a strong ecosystem for innovation. It allows for long-term growth.”
Pratt & Whitney is also discussing innovation with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). A*STAR hosts Singapore’s aerospace programme, driving innovation in emerging technologies and developing industry-relevant technologies for commercial aerospace.
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