A file photo of an aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, which has one of the largest footprints for any engine manufacturer in India with over 1,500 engines and auxiliary power units in service.
US aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney opened its new India Engineering Center (IEC) in Bangalore on January 19. At present, the IEC has over 50 employees, while an additional 450 jobs will be filled over the next four years.
According to the aerospace manufacturer, the work performed at the IEC will encompass such things as aerodynamic, mechanical and control systems for various products from Pratt & Whitney’s extensive portfolio of large and small commercial engines. It will span the entire product life cycle, from development to field support and maintenance.
The IEC is co-located with Pratt & Whitney’s India Capabilities Center, which opened in 2022 to provide integrated global supply chain support, and the recently inaugurated Collins Aerospace Engineering and Global Operations Center.
Geoff Hunt, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, said the work conducted by the IEC will support cutting-edge technology. “The Indian aviation market is growing at a rapid pace, and Bengaluru is a hub for this growth. The work carried out at the IEC by some of India’s brightest minds will underpin cutting-edge technology that will drive the future of flight,” he said.
Paul Weedon, Vice President, Engine Development, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., said the IEC will fully integrate with the company’s existing global engineering footprint in Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland. to advance technologies such as the turbofan and other sustainable propulsion solutions.
Pratt & Whitney has one of the largest footprints of any engine manufacturer in India with over 1,500 engines and auxiliary power units in service.