Rolls-Royce announces the formal opening of its new North American headquarters for On-Wing Care. It is the latest facility to open in a global Rolls-Royce network of aero repair and overhaul service centers. Located at the Indianapolis International Airport, the state-of-the-art facility represents US$1 million of company investment and is the sixth Rolls-Royce facility to be opened in Indianapolis, IN.
The 14,000-square-foot hangar and 11,000-square-foot shop provide line maintenance and hospital level support for all Rolls-Royce corporate and regional aircraft engines including: AE 3007; AE 2100; Tay; BR700 series; commercial RB211, and Trent series engines, including the Trent 1000 which will enter service on the Boeing 787.
The facility recently received the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award in recognition of the level of high-quality service the center provides.
The center is capable of servicing more than 100 engines per year. The facility also provides full-service customer support, including: aircraft operations support, and general aircraft servicing and handling, with access to a customer lounge and business center amenities.
"The Rolls-Royce On-Wing care network ensures the highest-level of service in locations that are convenient to our customers," says Marc Drew, Head of On-Wing Care, Gas Turbine Services, Rolls-Royce plc. "On-Wing Care rapid response services maximize aircraft engine operational availability thereby minimizing potential impact to customer fleet schedules."
"Indianapolis was an ideal location for our North American hub, offering affordability and customer accessibility from anywhere in the region and a close proximity to other Rolls-Royce facilities."
The Indianapolis facility is the third Rolls-Royce global On-Wing Care center to open in the past 18 months. In 2008, the company opened service centers in São Paulo, Brazil, and at Singapore's Changi Airport. Later this year, Rolls-Royce will offer On-Wing Care services in Abu Dhabi through its new joint venture with Mubadala Development Company-Sanad.
Co-located with the Rolls-Royce Brazil facility in São Paulo, the service center will initially provide service support on the Trent 700 for the Airbus A330.
Rolls-Royce has entered into an agreement with Lufthansa Technik to offer extended maintenance capabilities to support the growing number of Trent engines in service.
Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with the USAir Force for aftermarket services and spares for C-130J military transport aircraft.
Members of the AMC network are authorized by Rolls-Royce to perform overhaul and repair on all T56 Series military and commercial engines.