SINGAPORE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Engine-maker Pratt & Whitney has opened a new repair, maintenance and overhaul facility in the Republic of Singapore.
The plant, called Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions, is at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park and will perform PW4000 engine component repair and will also house various office support departments. Among them: The company's recently established regional office, and Global Services Engineering – Asia, which provides skilled aftermarket repair in the Asia Pacific region.
"This opening marks a major milestone for Pratt & Whitney and demonstrates our commitment to such an important region for our business," said Pratt & Whitney President Paul Adams. "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."
"Singapore has been very proud to work closely with Pratt & Whitney for many years," said Singapore's Minister for Trade & Industry Lim Hng Kiang. "We will continue to support Pratt & Whitney's drive to deliver dependable engines to the rest of the world. We have had more than 30 years of friendship with Pratt & Whitney, and we look forward to many more."
The new Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions unit forms part of Pratt & Whitney's $110 million investment in Seletar Aerospace Park, where the company is also building a new 180,000 square-foot manufacturing facility to manufacture PurePower engine hybrid aluminum fan blades and high pressure turbine disks.