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RTX's Pratt & Whitney Expands India Operations with Opening of New India Digital Capability Center

Bengaluru facility will be co-located with other centers of excellence to amplify collaboration

Bengaluru February 13, 2024 Photo(s): By Pratt & Whitney
Rahul Dharni VP, CIO Pratt & Whitney along with Pratt & Whitney's Senior updated Digital Transformation and India Leaders - at the inauguration of the Pratt & Whitney India.

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced the establishment of its new India Digital Capability Center (IDCC) in Bengaluru. The new center will accelerate innovation and drive digital and business transformation for Pratt & Whitney worldwide.

The facility will be co-located with Pratt & Whitney's engineering and supply chain operations centers of excellence. The location will also facilitate close collaboration with other RTX businesses in India including Collins Aerospace and RTX Enterprise Services.

"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 & Global Chief Information Officer, Pratt & Whitney.

Rahul Dharni VP, CIO Pratt & Whitney addressing the audience at the inaugration of India DIgital Capability Center.

Pratt & Whitney has begun recruiting its first tranche of employees for the IDCC and is expected grow to over 300 employees by 2027. The center will be focused on delivering multiple digital technology capabilities across various priority areas of Pratt & Whitney's digital transformation.

"With $40 million already invested in engineering and supply chain operations centers in the past two years, Pratt & Whitney continues to grow its presence and contribution to India's aerospace ecosystem with this additional multi-million-dollar investment in the IDCC," said Ashmita Sethi, President & Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, India (UTCIPL).

Pratt & Whitney's other investments in-country include a state-of-the-art India Customer Training Center in Hyderabad and its research & development collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Pratt & Whitney has sourced nearly $55 million in the past 10 years from leading aerospace suppliers in India and also sourced over $500 million in engineering services into India over the past two decades.

With an Indian workforce of more than 5,000 people, RTX has one the largest presences amongst aerospace and defense firms in India.