Rolls-Royce creates North American HQ for On-Wing Care services
Rolls-Royce has formally opened 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 centres.
Located at Indianapolis International Airport, the facility represents a $1 million investment and is the sixth Rolls-Royce facility to be opened in Indianapolis.
The 14,000 sq. ft. hangar and 11,000 sq. ft. shop provides line maintenance and hospital level support for all Rolls-Royce corporate and regional aircraft engines including: AE3007, AE2100, 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 Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award in recognition of the level of high-quality service the centre provides.
The new centre is capable of servicing more than 100 engines a year. In-region aircraft operators benefit from rapid response, minimised impact to fleet schedules, reduced costs and 24/7 specialist line support.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Marc Drew, head of On-Wing Care, gas turbine services remarked, "The Rolls-Royce On-Wing care network ensures the highest-level of service in locations that are convenient to our customers. On-Wing Care rapid response services maximise aircraft engine operational availability thereby minimising 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," Drew added.
The Indianapolis facility is the third Rolls-Royce global On-Wing Care centre to open in the past 18 months. In 2008, the company opened service centres 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.