Collins Aerospace Systems announced the opening of its new 10,000-square-foot Singapore Innovation Hub near Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) on Monday. The hub will focus on areas including additive manufacturing capabilities and techniques and automation, sensing and machine learning technology. Collins says it intends to deliver more than 40 proofs of concept over the next five years to be developed into new products and “enhanced service offerings” for its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customers.
“The Innovation Hub will play a critical role in helping Collins Aerospace evolve our MRO shops by combining data science with state-of-the-art robotic and automation technology, to enhance customer connectivity,” said Collins Aerospace Global Repair Services General Manager and Vice President Bob Butz. “This is a significant step toward creating a more seamless travel experience for the flying public.”
According to Collins, the company expects to add at least 40 positions at the Innovation Hub in areas such as robotics and automation engineering, software development and data science. Collins Aerospace’s Singapore facility is one of the company’s 15 Centers of Excellence and serves as headquarters for its Asia-Pacific MRO operations. Collins says the facility has delivered approximately 200,000 products to 280 customers since it opened in 2005.