Derby’s Rolls-Royce reveals plans for global engine overhaul network expansion
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Rolls-Royce is announcing plans to expand their global network of engine overhaul services to support growth in their fleet of large aero engines. With the fleet of in-service engines forecast to grow from more than 4,000 today to approximately 6,500 in the mid-term – and even further beyond that – we expect demand for overhaul services to increase over the coming years.
This planned expansion comes as the long-term focus of the business moves towards managing the aftermarket potential of the fleet of widebody aircraft engines, following successful expansion over many years. This further expansion of their network of engine overhaul facilities also underpins our commitment to reducing the impact on customers of in-service issues with the Trent 1000.
In Germany, part of the Rolls-Royce Deutschland site in Dahlewitz will transition into an overhaul services hub with the capability of handling wide-body engine overhauls. 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, the Derby site will become an engine overhaul Centre of Excellence, capable of overhauling the new engine types in our fleet. The team in Derby is developing new overhaul techniques and will provide training to Rolls-Royce’s wider network. They will also continue to invest in overhaul facilities in Bristol and Inchinnan to enhance their capacity to undertake overhauls of the Trent 700 engines.
Expanding capacity in their network of service facilities follows previous announcements on increasing provision for engine overhaul through Authorised Maintenance Centres at Delta Tech Ops, Sanad Aerotech and Standard Aero.
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.”