ROLLS-ROYCE EXPANDS CORPORATE AIRCRAFT NETWORK
AeroBD | The AERO news Company…LAS VEGAS, Nov. 28, 2015 : Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that it is further expanding its global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for corporate aircraft under its CorporateCare® service provision for customers. Joining the network for the first time, Standard Aero has a maintenance hub in Los Angeles (California) that will service the AE 3007A and BR710A2-20 engine types; Augusta (Georgia) and Houston (Texas) will be spokes for the AE 3007A engine types. Also new to the network, supporting the BR710A2-20, is TAG Aviation, with a hub at Farnborough in the UK, and Lanseria Jet Center, with a hub in Johannesburg, South Africa for the AE 3007A.
Embraer Executive Jets adds a new hub to service the AE 3007A in Sorocaba, Brazil. Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Wichita Service Centre (Kansas) has received certification to perform maintenance on BR710A2-20 engines. ExecuJet and Constant Aviation have renewed their ASC contracts for a further five years for the servicing of the AE 3007A. For ExecuJet this covers its Dubai hub; for Constant Aviation this covers Cleveland (Ohio) as a hub, and brings Birmingham (Alabama) and Las Vegas (Nevada) to the network as two new spokes.
Andy Robinson, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Customer Services, said: “As the market leader in business jet engines we continue to seek collaborations with the world’s top maintenance providers. Together, this network is trusted to deliver the excellent maintenance support that our CorporateCare® customers deserve.”
As network additions become fully operational, Rolls-Royce will update contact information for customers on the MyAeroengine Support website and app. Rolls-Royce now has 57 ASCs in place with key maintenance providers worldwide, meaning that CorporateCare® customers will benefit from streamlined administration and reduced maintenance time.
About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
3. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
· Customer – placing the customer at the heart of our business
· Concentration – deciding where to grow and where not to
· Cost – continually looking to increase efficiency
· Cash – improving financial performance.
4. Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.5 billion at 30 June 2015.
5. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
6. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.