Pratt & Whitney Announces Full Operations of Singapore Technology Accelerator

  • 21 Feb 2024

More than 30 innovations have been put in place to enhance MRO performance

Pratt & Whitney, a business under RTX (NYSE: RTX), announced its significant advancements in enhancing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) performance through the opening of its Singapore Technology Accelerator (STA).

Back in September 2022, Pratt & Whitney announced its plan to establish the technology accelerator in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Since then, STA has delivered over 30 innovations aimed at optimizing MRO procedures. STA is also collaborating with more than 20 local companies to develop new, pertinent technologies within the global commercial aviation industry.

Implemented in four Pratt & Whitney MRO facilities in Singapore, the STA technology initiatives concentrate on automation, advanced inspection, connected factory, and digital twin systems, with the aim to enhance MRO performances in shops.

“STA is a focal point for the innovative thinking and enterprising spirit of our employees, applied to scale technologies across our MRO facilities faster and better,” said Gilbert Sim, director, Aftermarket Global Operations Technology and CORE at Pratt & Whitney. “We will continue working with MRO facilities and centers of excellence in Singapore and throughout the network to deliver more technology insertion projects. Together with our steadfast commitment to investments in MRO capacity, we are expanding our capabilities to support our customers around the world.”

Pratt & Whitney enhances its MRO operations and customers through valuable insights on performance, quality, capacity, productivity, and cost through the continuous digitalization and automation of shop floors following the Industry 4.0 principles. Through implementing technology advancements like those by STA in Singapore, these innovations will be implemented gradually by Pratt & Whitney globally to enhance customer service with improved throughput and better turnaround times.

Pratt & Whitney’s Singapore Technology Accelerator focuses on automation, advanced inspection, connected factory and digital twin to improve MRO performance. Photo: Pratt & Whitney

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