Pratt & Whitney has today celebrated the opening of their new India Engineering Center in Bengaluru. The facility is co-located with Pratt & Whitney’s India Capabilities Center, which opened in 2022, and the Collins Aerospace Engineering and Global Operations Centers.
On Thursday (January 19, 2023), Pratt & Whitney announced that Raytheon Technologies has expanded their Bengaluru operations with the opening of the Pratt & Whitney India Engineering Center (IEC). The new facility is co-located with Pratt & Whitney’s India Capabilities Center (ICC), which opened in 2022 to provide global supply chain support, as well as the recently inaugurated Collins Aerospace Engineering and Global Operations Centers. Pratt & Whitney’s new IEC was designed to meet LEED platinum certification, and will further enhance Raytheon’s combined presence in India with over 5,000 team members and facilitates collaboration across the company’s businesses.
In Thursday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Senior Vice President – Engineering, Geoff Hunt, said,
“The Indian aviation market is growing at a rapid pace and Bengaluru is a hub for that growth. The work conducted at the IEC – by some of India's best and brightest minds – will support cutting edge technology that will drive the future of flight.”
Also commenting on the opening of the new facility in Bengaluru, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Vice President – Engine Development, Paul Weedon, added,
“The IEC will fully integrate with our existing global engineering footprint across Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland to advance world-class technology such as the geared turbofan and other sustainable propulsion solutions. The IEC team will be key to improving commercial engine performance, extending time on wing, reducing airline operating costs, and decreasing fuel consumption.”
Currently, over 50 employees are based at Pratt & Whitney’s new state-of-the-art India Engineering Center, and an additional 450 jobs will be added over the next four years. Work at the IEC will include elements such as aero, mechanical and control systems for a range of products in Pratt & Whitney’s broad portfolio of large and small commercial engines across the entire product lifecycle. With over 1,500 engines and APUs in service, Pratt & Whitney has one of the largest footprints of any engine maker in India. The company’s GTF engines power over 180 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft and have delivered more than $1.0 billion in savings to Indian airlines since entering service. Pratt & Whitney also operates their India Customer Training Center in Hyderabad and their R&D collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru.
A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine.
Source: Pratt & Whitney