Rolls-Royce increases corporate aircraft engine services portfolio
Monday, 14 May 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced it will more than double the size of its global network of authorised service centres during 2012.
By the end of the year the network will have grown from 9 to 19 corporate aircraft service centres providing customers with specialist support services and technical expertise.
The latest additions to the network are RUAG in Germany for the AE3007A engine and Jet Aviation in Missouri, USA, for the BR710 engine.
Andy Robinson, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Customer Services, Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: “As our customer base grows, we continue to invest in our global services network to ensure that we provide our customers with industry-leading services closest to where they operate. As the market leader in the business jet engine industry, we are collaborating with the top corporate aircraft maintenance providers to offer dedicated, high-quality service.”
Over the past six months the Rolls-Royce dedicated corporate aircraft authorised service centre network has grown to include: Inflite (UK); Hawker Pacific (Singapore); Constant Aviation (Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) for the AE 3007A engine; and MetroJet (Hong Kong) for the BR710 engine.
The authorised service centres form an important component of the global services portfolio and add to the existing service capabilities within the U.S. in Mesa, Arizona; Sacramento, California; Orlando, Florida; Wichita, Kansas; New York, New York; Greensboro, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as Paris, France.
- 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 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs 40,400 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 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 supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
- Rolls-Royce is the leading provider of propulsion system solutions for today's business jets, holding 39 per cent of the market by value share and providing power to today's largest, fastest and longest-range business jets.