Rolls-Royce has announced a £150m investment in new and existing civil aerospace facilities in the UK to support the planned doubling of engine production and deliver on its record civil aerospace order book. The investment, which will be made over the next few years, is part of Rolls-Royce’s ongoing industrial transformation, and will provide additional capacity as the company develops and tests the next generation of aero engines.
The majority of the investment will provide a new facility for the testing of large civil aero engines in Derby, the home of Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace division. The new test-bed will be capable of testing a range of engines, including the Trent XWB. Rolls-Royce has also committed to retaining the Precision Machining Facility (PMF) in Derby, which it previously announced would be closed.
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