Rolls-Royce Opens $45m Engine Production Facility Extension

Rolls-Royce opened its new £30m ($45m) engine assembly and test facility in Derby, UK on Monday (November 23).

Rolls-Royce opened its new £30m ($45m) engine assembly and test facility in Derby, UK on Monday (November 23).

The 2867m² extension has been built to increase capacity for Trent civil aero engine assembly and become the production hub for the Trent XWB.

Rolls-Royce said it has invested in new equipment and is utilising advanced manufacturing processes to help boost productivity at the facility in order to meet customer demand.

The OEM aims to grow Trent XWB production to more than 300 engines in the next two to three years, with the firm’s chief executive Warren East describing the engine as “fundamental to the future growth of Rolls-Royce.”

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