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New Pratt & Whitney facility in Seletar Aerospace Park

Published on Jan 31, 2013 2:44 PM
 
President of Pratt & Whitney Mr Dave Hess, announcing the launch of the company’s new 180,000 sq ft facility to undertake production of hybrid fan blades and turbine disks on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013. Pratt & Whitney held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility at Seletar Aerospace Park Thursday morning. -- PHOTO: PRATT & WHITNEY

Aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility at Seletar Aerospace Park Thursday morning.

The new 16,000 sq m production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney's engines. It is projected to be ready in 2014, and begin manufacturing fan blades from 2015.

It will border the firm's existing flagship facility at Seletar, Pratt & Whitney Singapore Component Repair. The company has invested nearly $110 million to develop these two new facilities.

Said Pratt & Whitney president David Hess: "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."