Pratt & Whitney announced today it will establish a technology accelerator in Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Technologies developed in Singapore will be applied across Pratt & Whitney’s global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) footprint.
The facility, serving as a center of excellence for technology advancement, will help to accelerate the development and deployment of technology insertion projects across Pratt & Whitney’s four Singapore-based MRO facilities over the next five years. The projects, expected to be worth at least S$31 million (or US$22 million), will focus on automation, advanced inspection, connected factory and digital twin, helping to enhance connectivity and intelligence across the company’s MRO operations.
The Singapore technology accelerator will be located at the Seletar Aerospace Park, within the heart of Singapore’s aerospace industry ecosystem. Expected to be ready for occupation in the fourth quarter of this year, it will add 16 new positions, which the company plans to fill with local, fulltime employees.