Rolls-Royce announces new RR300 service centre network
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today officially announced the establishment of a new RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support to RR300 powered Robinson R66 operators worldwide. The Service Centers provide maintenance, inspections and parts sales directly to operators.
The RR300 Service Center network consists of eleven industry-leading support facilities which are independently owned and offer support service to civil customers around the globe.
Mark Thompson, Rolls-Royce, Helicopter Service Network Manager, said: “The RR300 Service Center network maximizes freedom of choice for RR300 operators while meeting the specific needs of operators around the world. All current network members are directly associated with Robinson Helicopter dealers and service centers, giving operators comprehensive support for the aircraft and engine.”
Service Centers are currently located in North America, Europe, South America, Japan and the Pacific Rim. These facilities are capable of providing a broad range of engine support including services offered by our TotalCare® program.
Rolls-Royce will continue to expand the number of approved RR300 Service Center facilities to meet the expanding market demand.
RR300 Service Center network
Argentina: Hangar Uno – Buenos Aires
Australia: Heliflite Pty Ltd – Bankstown, NSW Helibiz Pty Ltd – Airlie Beach, Queensland
Belgium: Air Technology Belgium - Wevelgem
Canada: E&B Helicopters Ltd – Campbell River, B.C Madonna Helicopters – Airdrie, Alberta.
Japan: Alpha Aviation Co., Ltd – Tokyo
New Zealand: Heliflite Pacific Ltd - Auckland
United Kingdom: Heli Air Ltd – Near Marlow, Sloane Helicopters – Northampton
United States: Los Angeles Helicopters - Long Beach, CA
- Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,500 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
- In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
- Rolls-Royce is the world-leading producer of light turbine engines in the helicopter market. The M250 line has produced over 30,000 engines, more than half of which are still in service with approximately 4,500 operators in 150 nations. The M250 family has accumulated more than 200 million flight hours, providing an unmatched level of expertise in every conceivable operational condition.
- Rolls-Royce turboshaft and turboprop engines provide power in the 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp range, powering over 200 aircraft models to date including the Bell 206/407/430 and AgustaWestland Super Lynx/AW159/T129. This creates a broad base of market opportunities for both rotary and fixed-winged aircraft.
- In North America, Rolls-Royce employs more than 8,000 people in 66 locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces. Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis is the company’s largest research, engineering and manufacturing facility outside the UK and today more Rolls-Royce engines are built in the US than anywhere else in the world.