Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Begins Construction on New Seletar Aerospace Park Facility
SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has begun construction on the company's new facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
The new, approximately 15,000 square-meter (160,000 square-foot), manufacturing facility and office building will be the latest addition to Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' comprehensive suite of businesses in Singapore, with an office area housing production management, various support functions and Global Services Engineering – Asia, which provides aftermarket repair design innovation to provide airline customers optimum air-worthy, high quality, cost effective material reuse solutions. The new facility will utilize some of the most advanced technologies in the world. It is expected to be ready for initial occupancy during the first quarter of 2013.
"Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is proud of its large presence in Singapore," said Jerry Tarnacki, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president. "Singapore is well-known throughout the aerospace industry for its abundant resources and skilled work force. Pratt & Whitney has steadily increased its presence in Singapore over the last 25 years and construction of a new facility in the Seletar Aerospace Park is further testament to our commitment to continuing to operate in the country for years to come."
"We are delighted that Pratt & Whitney continues to expand its presence in Singapore with its new 15,000 square-meter facility at Seletar Aerospace Park," said Yeoh Keat Chuan, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board. "Aerospace is a key growth industry for Singapore. We will continue to build capabilities and specialized infrastructure ahead of demand to ensure that Singapore remains the choice location for industry leaders such as Pratt & Whitney."
Today, Pratt & Whitney is UTC's largest aerospace employer in Singapore, and is home to the most comprehensive Pratt & Whitney aftermarket presence in one location with five facilities. The country is also conveniently located to the company's many customers in the Asia Pacific region. Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has also developed strong partnerships with Singapore Technologies Aerospace Co. and SIA Engineering Co., which have helped grow Singapore into one of the premier locations in the world for aerospace industry employment.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI®. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
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