Rolls-Royce has introduced a new Trent XWB Engine Change Service, with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO Hong Kong) as its launch partner.
Rolls-Royce will act as a ‘one-stop shop’ for OEMs to organise labour, parts and/or tooling for any Trent XWB engine change event.
Offered as a Foundation Service within the Rolls-Royce CareStore, customers will be able to request a quote for their engine change event requirements from Rolls-Royce’s 24/7 Aircraft Availability Centre.
HAECO Hong Kong has been selected as the first service provider to support Rolls-Royce in delivering the Engine Change Service.
Improving aircraft availability
Lee McConnellogue, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Aircraft Availability Services, Civil Aerospace, said: “We are constantly looking at ways we can further improve aircraft availability and this service gives us additional capability to do just that. We wanted to launch with a partner who has a heritage of delivery and engineering expertise and HAECO Hong Kong fits that requirement perfectly.”
Patrick Wong, HAECO Hong Kong’s Executive General Manager, Line Services, said: “We are looking forward to working with Rolls-Royce on this new service.
“We know airlines are looking for efficiency improvements that get their aircraft back in service faster, and that is what we can offer.”
Rolls-Royce plans to expand the service across other members of the Trent engine family and also create a global network of service support providers.