GE Aviation invests S$42M in new aircraft engine component facility in Singapore

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 6, 2018 12:05

GE Aviation invests S$42M in new aircraft engine component facility in Singapore

GE Aviation will invest S$42 million in a new facility located in Singapore to manufacture components for its GE9X engine that will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft. This facility will expand GE Aviation’s presence in the country where the company operates a sizable aircraft engine component repair facility.

The new 50,000 square foot facility will be located at the Seletar Aerospace Park and produce high pressure compressor (HPC) vanes. The facility is expected to open in late 2018 with an initial workforce of 20 employees and could grow to employ about 100 skilled technicians and engineers by 2020. This facility will grow GE Aviation’s workforce in Singapore beyond the 1,800 employees currently employed at the engine component repair facilities located at Loyang Industrial Park.

“The GE9X engine that will power the Boeing 777X aircraft incorporates the most advanced technologies,” said Ted Ingling, general manager of the GE9X program at GE Aviation. “With more than 700 engines sold to date, the manufacturing of components for the GE9X engine is a critical part of our production process, and this facility will play a key role.”

“We are delighted to welcome GE Aviation’s smart factory for engine components to Singapore,” said Alvin Tan, ACEO, JTC. “GE Aviation adds to our vibrant community at Seletar Aerospace Park, which is now home to the top three aero-engine manufacturers in the world and a growing ecosystem of local suppliers. This smart factory is also a good example of how Seletar Aerospace Park is an ideal location for companies to undertake digital manufacturing, leveraging our plug and play infrastructure.”

“GE Aviation’s new component manufacturing facility for the GE9X engine bears testament to Singapore’s standing as a prime location in Asia Pacific for high value-added aerospace manufacturing,” said Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board. “I am heartened that our deepening partnership with GE Aviation will result in a new best-in-class facility that incorporates digital and automation technologies, which is closely aligned with Singapore’s push for advanced manufacturing.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 6, 2018 12:05