Rolls-Royce congratulates Bombardier on 500th global aircraft delivery

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Rolls-Royce today congratulated Bombardier Aerospace on the delivery of its 500th Global* aircraft, all powered by Rolls-Royce BR710 engines.

The delivery of the aircraft, a Global 6000*, took place at Bombardier's  Global Completion Center in Montréal. The aircraft has been enrolled in the Rolls-Royce CorporateCare® engine maintenance service program, joining more than 1,300 other Rolls-Royce powered aircraft.

The BR710 is the engine of choice for ultra-long-range business jets and is installed on Bombardier Global Express*, Global Express XRS*, Global 5000* and Global 6000 aircraft.

Scott Shannon, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President – Customer Business and Service, Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: "We congratulate Bombardier on delivering 500 Global aircraft and celebrate with them today.The BR710 is a key factor in enabling the Global 6000 to fly faster and farther than other existing ultra-long-range jets.Through our CorporateCare programme, operators enjoy increased operational availability and aircraft value by removing all engine maintenance risks."

CorporateCare offers the most comprehensive, fixed cost full risk transfer, corporate aircraft engine maintenance management programme available for new and in-service Rolls-Royce AE 3007, BR725, BR710, and Tay powered aircraft.

More than 75% of all new delivery Bombardier Global aircraft enroll in the program. CorporateCare is also highly valued in the pre-owned used market as it is the only program for Rolls-Royce powered aircraft that increases resale value and reduces time on market. The world's best run companies, as well as the most successful business people and entrepreneurs, enroll in CorporateCare due to the outstanding service and value offered by the program.

*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc., or its subsidiaries

  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 300 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 £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 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 £919 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.
  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.

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