Farnborough, England, July 19, 2022:Global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines,Pratt & Whitney is to set up an India Engineering Centre (IEC) in Bangalore here from January 2023.
The centre will be co-located in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, with the existing Pratt & Whitney India Capability Centre (ICC), world-class global supply chain support and operations centre, established in 2022 as part of United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd (UTCIPL), employing nearly 200.
The new centre will focus on providing contract engineering services. The IEC is expected to employ 500 engineers and professionals when fully staffed. As part of Pratt & Whitney’s integrated global engineering operations, the IEC will work closely with centres in United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland. The IEC has begun recruiting its first tranche of engineers and professionals.
“Pratt & Whitney’s India Engineering Centre will be a first-of-its-kind investment for our company in India,” said Geoff Hunt, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney. “The IEC will help Pratt & Whitney leverage the engineering skills our future Indian workforce will deliver, as Pratt & Whitney continues to advance the world’s only fielded geared turbofan and develop sustainable propulsion for the next generation of propulsion.”
“The IEC will allow us to synergize with existing Pratt & Whitney Operations’ capabilities in India,” said Paul Weedon, executive director, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Rema Ravindran has been named as general manager of the IEC.
The significant investments made in-country include Pratt & Whitney’s state-of-the-art India Customer Training Centre in Hyderabad; the R&D collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; as well as the ICC in Bangalore.