Pratt & Whitney celebrates GTF engine overhaul capability at ESA
The line capability is part of the US$85 million modernization of the Singapore facility, which is one of three GTF engine centers in Asia Pacific.
March 3, 2020
By PLA Editor
Pratt & Whitney celebrated the one year anniversary of the overhaul capability for the GTF PW1100G-JM variant at its Singapore engine center, Eagle Services Asia (ESA). The line capability is part of the US$85 million modernization of the Singapore facility, which is one of three GTF engine centers in Asia Pacific. It is a joint venture between SIA Engineering Company and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp (UTX).
The modernized facility is designed to handle multiple engine overhaul lines for a variety of engine models – PW4000 family, GP7200 and now the GTF PW1100G-JM engines. This includes reconfiguring ESA’s engine test capability to accommodate the GTF engine model. Following the induction of the first GTF PW1100G-JM variant overhaul in January 2019, ESA is on track to more than double the number of GTF engines processed this year following its modernization.
Adopting advanced technologies, automating some processes, going wireless and ensuring continuous learning and development for employees in its operations has further enhanced engine overhaul from disassembly to reassembly and testing, Leading expert trainers from Pratt & Whitney were also flown in to groom employees based locally on disassembly, assembly and testing as part of the company’s knowledge transfer practice. In addition, benchmarking trips to Pratt & Whitney and other engine centers around the world were also conducted to strengthen the local knowledge base at ESA.