In Canada, Rolls-Royce began operations at Montréal Dorval Airport in 1947, supporting the Merlin engine used by TransCanada Airlines and the Royal Canadian Air Forces. Today, Rolls-Royce is a diversified aero and industrial engine company employing 1,400 people at facilities in Montréal, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia. These facilities serve more than 600 operators in 30 countries worldwide with customers that include airlines, corporate operators and government bodies.
The Montréal facility is the largest of seven Rolls-Royce Canadian sites with capabilities that include repair and overhaul on civil and military aero engines, with over 5,000 engines serviced to date. The plant occupies more than 500,000 square feet and is equipped with five engine test cells, the largest capable of testing up to 100,000lbs of thrust. This site is an authorized maintenance center for the BR710, BR715, AE3007, Spey, Tay, and the V2500 engines. As a Center of Excellence for the repair of fan blades, combustion chambers and turbine blade and vanes, the company offers component repair services for a wide range of Rolls-Royce products.
The company’s energy business unit, also based in Montréal, is the world wide research and development, manufacturing and support center for the industrial Trent and RB211 gas turbines, used for power generation and oil and gas applications in over 120 countries.
The Vancouver-based Marine Propulsion division manufactures steerable azimuthing thrusters, which replace a conventional propeller, rudder and reduction gearbox with an integrated unit that performs both steering and propulsion functions.
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