Rolls-Royce has repurposed two more of its sites to become engine overhaul facilities to support its fleet of large aero engines.
The company expects demand for overhaul services to increase over the coming years, with its fleet of in-service engines forecast to grow from more than 4,000 to approximately 6,500 in the mid-term.
Rolls’ long-term focus is moving towards managing the aftermarket potential of its fleet of widebody aircraft engines.
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.
Rolls-Royce’s 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. Rolls’ Derby site will become an engine overhaul Centre of Excellence, capable of overhauling the new engine types in its fleet.
The firm said it will also continue to invest in overhaul facilities in Bristol and Inchinnan to enhance its capacity to undertake overhauls of its Trent 700 engines.
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce’s 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.”