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December 2007 edition

Rolls-Royce expands further overseas

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to invest around £150 million in two new aero engine factories in Singapore and the United States. The company will build a new facility in Singapore to assemble and test large civil engines, starting with the Trent 1000 for the Boeing 787 and the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350. Together with its existing UK facility in Derby, this will provide the company with a dual sourcing capability for the assembly and test of large civil engines, including future new versions of the Trent engine.

The company's Derby facility will remain the centre of expertise for large civil engines, with the capability to design and develop these engines. It will also continue to assemble and test the company's portfolio of large civil engines. The new facility will be located....

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