Jun 23, 2017: Eagle Services Asia (“ESA”), a joint venture between mainboard-listed SIA Engineering Company Limited (“SIAEC”) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., has been designated as an MRO facility in Singapore for PW1100G-JM PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (“GTF”) engines. The PW1100G-JM is one of the two engines that power the A320neo aircraft.
ESA will invest an anticipated US$85 million to provide the facility with sophisticated capabilities, such as an environment control system and an engine flowline system as well as an upgrade to its test cell to ready itself to carry out MRO services on theGTF engines.
Wong Yue Jeen, senior vice president, Partnership Management and Business Development of SIAEC, said, “The investment in the GTF engine capability is another milestone in our partnership with Pratt & Whitney, and will position Eagle Services Asia strongly to tap on growth opportunities arising from the large orders of A320neo aircraft powered by GTF engines in the region.”
“Asia is home to a large base of carriers that will fly GTF-powered A320neo aircraft,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, executive director, Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific, Pratt & Whitney. “Expanding the MRO network to support customers in this region is a strategic decision for us.”
“We congratulate SIAEC for anchoring the maintenance of the advanced GTF engines in Singapore through their joint venture with Pratt & Whitney,” said Tan Kong Hwee, Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board. “This new collaboration, through Eagle Services Asia, will enable SIAEC to better serve the rapidly-growing Asian market. This project will strengthen Singapore’s leadership position as the MRO hub for the region, and also bring exciting job opportunities to our local workforce.”
Modifications to the facility are expected to start in 2018, and GTF engine service to commence in 2019.
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