Pratt & Whitney is transforming its Halifax, Nova Scotia, facility into a world-class, high-technology aerospace center. The company will build a modern engine manufacturing line and testing facility, to be completed by the fall of 2009. The center will have the capability of manufacturing and testing small to medium-sized turbofan engines. These engines embody the latest materials, fuel efficiency, and environmental technologies available.
"This investment to give the Halifax facility an advanced technology mandate reaffirms our commitment to Nova Scotia for years to come," says Benoit Brossoit, senior vice president of Service Centres & Operations, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "It will also bring important new technologies and skill sets to the province and create exciting opportunities for the local aerospace sector. It will position our Halifax facility as a center of excellence in aerospace engine manufacturing, while strengthening Nova Scotia's positioning in the global aerospace industry,"Brossoit notes.