The smart factory will introduce automated inspection systems and digitalization technologies including IoT, robotics, cloud storage and data analytics

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 22, 2024

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GE Aerospace is investing $11 million to create a smart factory in Singapore
GE Aerospace is investing $11 million to create a smart factory in SingaporeGetty

GE Aerospace is investing $11 million to transform its Singapore aircraft engine repair facility into a state-of-the-art smart factory.

The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and is pitched as providing a chance to “revolutionize” engine repair and help develop the workforce of the future. 

Technologies will first be developed at its Seletar Aerospace Park facility, before being rolled out at two GE plants in Loyang Industrial Park, also in Singapore.  

“Our smart factory investment represents the next chapter in our longstanding partnership with the Singapore EDB,” said Russell Stokes, GE Aerospace’s CEO. “This facility will support the government's broader economic goal of job creation while driving our innovation and competitiveness in the global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market to a new level.”

According to GE, the smart factory will also introduce advanced technologies including automated inspection systems, novel automated material removal processes, and digitalization technologies including IoT, robotics, cloud storage and data analytics.

“GE Aerospace’s Smart Factory is a good example of how Singapore is partnering with aerospace companies to drive the development and introduction of advanced MRO technologies,” said Tan Kong Hwee, EDB’s executive vice president. “We expect the project to bring about many collaborations between the Smart Factory and our ecosystem on talent development as well as research and development." 

Related:Deloitte Opens New Smart Factory in Montreal

Singapore is currently GE’s largest location for engine component MRO, accounting for more than 60% of its global repair volumes and employing more than 2,000 people over three plants. 

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Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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