Aug 31, 2023
Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) today announces it has broken ground on Beijing Aero Engine Services Company Limited (BAESL), its 50/50 joint venture (JV) maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility established with Air China, in Beijing, China. The ground-breaking ceremony marks a significant milestone for the MRO facility, which is expected to enter into operation in 2026.
Representatives from Rolls-Royce, Air China, British Embassy Beijing, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and other stakeholders attended the ceremony.
The facility is being built on a greenfield site in Shunyi District, Beijing Capital International Airport Economic Zone (Tianzhu Free Trade Zone), Shunyi District, Beijing, adjacent to Beijing International Airport. Covering an area of more than 80,000 square metres, BAESL will be able to support up to 250 shop visits per year at full capacity, which it is expected to reach in the mid-2030s. This activity will be supported by up to 800 employees who will deliver world-class MRO services on Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Trent XWB-84 and Trent 1000 aero engines.
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BAESL is the first Rolls-Royce MRO joint venture in Mainland China, and the fourth in its global MRO network, which includes HAESL, SASEL and N3. This facility will complement Rolls-Royce’s existing MRO footprint, satisfying the capacity increase that will be required based on future shop visit load forecasts.