Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is to set up a digital capability centre in Bengaluru, India. The facility will be co-located with Pratt & Whitney’s engineering and supply chain operations. The location will also collaborate with other RTX businesses and functions in India including Collins Aerospace and RTX Enterprise Services, respectively.
“The expansion of Pratt & Whitney’s digital technology presence in Bengaluru will allow us to leverage India’s aviation and technology talent and accelerate our digital transformation,” said Rahul Dharni, vice president and global chief information officer, Pratt & Whitney.
The company has begun recruiting its first tranche of employees for the centre and is expected to grow to over 300 employees by 2027. With $40 million already invested in engineering and supply chain operations centres in the past two years, Pratt & Whitney continues to grow its presence in India with this additional multi-million-dollar investment in the IDCC.
Other P&W investments in the country include a customer training centre in Hyderabad and its research and development collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science also in Bengaluru. Pratt & Whitney sourced over $500 million in engineering services in India over the past two decades, to include nearly $55 million in the past 10 years from leading aerospace suppliers in India.
With an Indian workforce of more than 5,000 employees, RTX has one of the largest footprints amongst aerospace and defence firms in India.