EAST HARTFORD —Aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (PW) will expand its footprint in Singapore when it opens a new production facility there.
The company recently broke ground on a 180,000-square-foot plant at the Seletar Aerospace Park. The facility will produce fan blades and high-pressure turbine disks for its PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. The plant will border PW’s flagship-160,000-square-foot Singapore Component Repair operation, which is scheduled to being production by year’s end.
The company has had eight locations (soon to be nine) in Singapore for 30 years; the new facility comes as PW seeks to ambien generic production capacity to meet demand for commercial engines. The company’s Singapore workforce is expected to increase to 2,500 over the next five years.
The new facility is expected to be complete by 2014 and will produce commercial fan blades the following year, and turbine disks in 2016.