Collins Aerospace Systems opened a 10,000 square foot Innovation Hub in Singapore on 11 February 2020. The Hub will standardize advanced digital technology solutions across Collins Aerospace’s MRO network.
The Innovation Hub is expected to add more than 40 new jobs from disciplines including robotics and automation engineering, software development, and data science. More than 40 proof of concepts are expected to be delivered over the next five years aiming to evolve to new product and enhanced service offerings for the company’s MRO customers.
The Innovation Hub will leverage automation, sensing, and machine learning technology to address customer pain points such as inventory management and part availability. Additionally, the hub will advance additive manufacturing capabilities and techniques and become one of three centers of excellence for additive technologies for Collins Aerospace. In addition, these new digital, additive, and automated capabilities will enable original equipment production to help serve customer needs.
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. The Singapore facility is one of Collins Aerospace’s 15 Centers of Excellence and has delivered approximately 200,000 products to 280 customers since opening in 2005. The site serves as the center for Asia-Pacific MRO operations with other sites located in China, Australia, and Malaysia for a total of 1 million square feet of MRO shop floor space in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to the launch of the Innovation Hub, Collins Aerospace announced that it has entered into a 12-year agreement with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to support the airlines’ fleet of Boeing B787 aircraft
(Sources: Collins Aerospace Systems; The Straits Times)