Rolls-Royce has announced plans to expand its global network of engine overhaul services to support growth for its fleet of large aero engines. With a fleet of in-service engines forecast to grow to approximately 6,500 in the mid-term the manufacturer expects demand for overhaul services to increase.
In Germany, part of the Rolls-Royce Deutschland site in Dahlewitz will transition into an overhaul services hub with the capability of handling widebody engine overhauls. In addition the Rolls-Royce Canada site in Montreal, which currently services business jet engines, will also be repurposed to become a widebody engine overhaul facility.
These moves come in addition to ongoing investment in the UK, with Rolls-Royce’s Derby site becoming an engine overhaul Centre for new engine types. It will also continue to invest in overhaul facilities in Bristol and Inchinnan to enhance their capacity to undertake overhauls of Trent 700 engines.
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Civil Aerospace Services Director, said: “We are focused on expanding our existing global network to address the growing demand for overhaul services and to provide our customers with even better service solutions both now and into the future.”