Pratt & Whitney Expands Global Footprint with First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:01am EST

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SINGAPORE,  Jan. 31, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pratt & Whitney Singapore
Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This
new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine
disks for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. This new 180,000
square foot (16,000 square meter) facility will border Pratt & Whitney's
existing flagship facility at Seletar - Pratt & Whitney Singapore Component
Repair - further expanding the company's 30-year presence in the country. Pratt
& Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has invested
nearly  $110 million  in the development of these two new facilities.

Now with a total of nine businesses in  Singapore, Pratt & Whitney Singapore
Manufacturing will help Pratt & Whitney achieve production capacity required to
meet customer demand for commercial engines. With the construction of this new
facility, Pratt & Whitney's work force in  Singapore  is expected to increase to
more than 2,500 people over the next five years - making it home to the
company's most comprehensive aftermarket presence in one location.

"Pratt & Whitney is pleased to break ground on this new facility and further
expand our already large presence in  Singapore, which is well-known throughout
the aerospace industry for its highly-trained and technically-skilled
workforce," said Pratt & Whitney President  David Hess. "This expansion is a
strategic investment for our company, and we are confident the  Asia Pacific 
market is well-positioned for economic growth in 2013 and beyond."

"We are delighted that Pratt & Whitney has chosen  Singapore  to be its key
partner for advanced manufacturing," said  Leo Yip, Singapore Economic
Development Board Chairman.  "This is a significant milestone that deepens the
partnership between Pratt & Whitney and Singapore.  As leading aerospace
companies such as Pratt & Whitney seek to serve their expanding customer base in
 Asia Pacific, we will continue to enhance  Singapore' s capabilities as the
strategic position for them to grow their presence in this part of the world."

The new Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing facility is projected to be
complete by 2014, and it will begin producing commercial engine fan blades in
2015 and high pressure turbine disks by 2016. Pratt & Whitney is also in the
final stages of completing its existing 160,000 square foot (15,000 square
meter) Singapore Component Repair facility in the Seletar Aerospace Park, which
is readying for occupancy in the first quarter with initial production to begin
by the end of 2013.

In  February 2012, Pratt & Whitney announced the commencement of the Singapore
Component Repair unit that will add to its comprehensive repair capability
already on island. The facility will perform PW4000-engine part repair and house
various office support departments including Global Services Engineering-Asia.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United
Technologies, based in  Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high
technology products and services to the global aerospace and building

This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning anticipated
business opportunities that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including
with regard to the programs described in this release. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or
implied in forward looking statements include the impact of deterioration or
extended weakness in global economic conditions on demand for our products and
services, the financial strength of customers and suppliers and on levels of air
travel; and challenges in the design, development, production and support of
advanced technologies and new products and services. For information identifying
other important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological,
competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC's 10-K, 10-Q and other reports
filed with the SEC.

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