Pratt & Whitney is aligned to the government’s vision of advancing aerospace and defence in India. Our key investments in-country include a state-of-the-art India Customer Training Center (CTC) in Hyderabad; a Research & Development Center at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru that engages in advanced research in the areas of materials, combustion, and mechanical design; and a world-class India Capabilities Center in Bengaluru.
We continue to build our India presence through partnered investments in innovation, research, supply chain and sustainment – working with leading Indian aerospace suppliers.
Pratt & Whitney’s state-of-the-art India Customer Training Center (CTC) in Hyderabad, provides specialized trainings on our engines to airline engineers and technicians from India and the world. The India CTC in Hyderabad is only the third such Pratt & Whitney training facility in the world and has been approved by aviation regulators such as Directorate General of Civil Aviation and European Aviation Safety Agency.
Successful entry-in-service (EIS) for aircraft powered by our advanced engines, depends heavily on the availability of trained technicians and engineers who can maintain them. Our India Customer Training Center provides specialized training for Airbus A320 family aircraft to our customers’ airline engineers and technicians. The centre has imparted training to over 39 operators representing over 27 nationalities since its launch in 2015 and those numbers continue to grow.
The center is equipped with actual aircraft engines (GTF and V2500), specialized and general-purpose tooling, as well as advanced audio-visual teaching aids including “virtual reality” based demonstration systems.
The Center has completed almost 11,500 student days of training.
The India Capability Center (ICC) is Pratt & Whitney’s world-class global supply chain support center in Bengaluru, India. The center employs hundreds of analysts and data scientists to augment Pratt & Whitney’s global supply chain, focused on digital capabilities.
The Supply Chain Support Center in Bengaluru is a first-of-its-kind investment for Pratt & Whitney in India and the center will build upon the company’s digital transformation efforts and will help advance integrated global supply chain operations.
The center, which has already begun operations, is expected to employ 160 aerospace analysts and data scientists, and will be located in Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
Pratt & Whitney has had a Research & Development (R&D) presence in-country for more than a decade – through its Center of Excellence (COE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
Since the COE’s establishment in 2012, Pratt & Whitney and members of the faculty at IISc, have been engaged in state-of-the-art research in the areas of advanced materials, combustion, and mechanical design. The center also recently expanded its capabilities to include research in advanced gas turbine technologies.
The team at center also identifies and monitors new collaborations and projects with leading universities in India, including IIT, Bombay and University of Hyderabad.