Pratt & Whitney, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) company, announced today that its Singapore manufacturing plant, which makes GTFTM engine family components, is fully operating.
Pratt & Whitney’s Industry 4.0 plan included wall-to-wall closed-door machining with the newest technologies and automation. Closed-door machining improves productivity, safety, process control, quality non-conformances, and production throughput.
Pratt & Whitney is using digital communication technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices, advanced manufacturing technologies like automation, robotics, virtual reality, and closed-door machining, and global manufacturing to create a fully integrated manufacturing environment.
“Evolving from a single fan blade production line to its current three fan blade and three turbine disk production lines, the Pratt & Whitney Singapore manufacturing facility today is capable of producing and delivering more than 11,000 fan blades and 2,400 turbine disks annually,” said Marc Paquet, general manager of P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore Pte Ltd.
“Investments supporting the CORE Operating System and our Industry 4.0 vision, as well as a highly engaged workforce population, have resulted in lean, automated, and connected processes, allowing us to produce goods faster for our end customers. The Singapore government and EDB have supported this progress.
The 20,500-square-meter plant produces GTF engine family hybrid metallic fan blades and essential turbine components. The second Pratt & Whitney fan blade and high-pressure turbine disk production facility in the world, the Singapore facility supports customer needs in Asia Pacific and beyond. The GTF engine order book has over 10,000 engine orders and commitments from over 90 customers in over 30 countries.