June 19, 2017

Pratt to add Singapore center for geared turbofan engine

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A Pratt PurePower engine going through testing

East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney is adding an $85 million Singapore Engine Center to its global network of providers for its PurePower geared turbofan engine.

Dubbed Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd, the new Singapore Engine Center will serve as a maintenance, repair and overall provider for the geared turbofan engine, which Pratt says improves fuel efficiency by 16 percent, reduces regulated emissions by 50 percent and cuts noise by 75 percent.

An estimated capital investment of nearly $85 million will outfit the facility with advanced capabilities such as an environment control system and an engine flow line system. Pratt expects to modify the facility in 2018, and begin engine service in 2019.

Since Asia is home to a large base of carriers that will fly aircraft that use this engine, the expansion is a "strategic decision" for Pratt, said Kevin Kirkpatrick, executive director, Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific.

The development was announced at the Paris Air Show.

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