Rolls-Royce unveils smart phone application for M250 FIRST network

Monday, 4 March 2013

HELI EXPO, Las Vegas, US -- Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has developed a new, free smart phone application to provide easier access for M250 customers to information about the FIRST networkTM.

The M250 FIRST network consists of 29 full-service engine and component repair and overhaul (R&O) facilities. It offers full-capability R&O support to more than 4,000 customers of M250 turboshaft and turboprop engines around the world.

The new app, which will operate on multiple smart phone platforms, will provide detailed information on where to find service within the FIRST network. The new app can be downloaded to various smart phones by using a QR code (see below). Once downloaded to the phone, it does not require wireless internet service to operate. The program will work on iPhones and Android models.

Greg Fedele, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President, Helicopters, said, “Whether it's a new engine improvement or enhanced access to information, Rolls-Royce is always looking for innovative  ways to support customers. This new app will allow M250 users to maintain all the information they need to find service right on their smart phone, eliminating the need to carry or store a booklet with that information.”

To download the app, users should activate the QR code reader on their phones, then center the reader on the image below:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was $19.5* billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at $96.2 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested $1.47 billion on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

* Assumed exchange rate: £1.00= $1.60

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