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November 13, 2015 10:00 ET

Bombardier Business Aircraft's Wichita Service Centre added to the Rolls-Royce Authorized Service Centre (ASC) Network

- Authorization enables Wichita Service Centre to perform maintenance on BR710 engines installed on Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft

- All seven Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres now Rolls-Royce authorized

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2015) - Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned Wichita Service Centre has received Rolls-Royce certification and is now a part of the Rolls-Royce Authorized Service Centre Network (ASC). This authorization enables the Wichita Service Centre to perform maintenance on BR710 engines installed on Bombardier Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft.

All of Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres are now Rolls-Royce authorized, enabling Bombardier and Rolls-Royce to jointly provide seamless support to CorporateCare® customers. Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres and Bombardier operators are provided with direct access to Rolls-Royce technical service representatives, as well as Rolls-Royce's myaeroengine.com portal for support and technical troubleshooting.

"Expanding our worldwide network's support capabilities is one of our top priorities, and is integral to our delivery of an amazing customer experience. Our goal is to provide operators with the ability to receive the best maintenance whenever and wherever they need it," said Stan Younger, Vice President, Aircraft Service Centres, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Partnering with Rolls-Royce helps us offer our customers the fastest and highest quality service on every major aircraft component during their visit at our Wichita site."

"We have a long and successful relationship with Bombardier Business Aircraft and are pleased to welcome the Wichita Service Centre to our Authorized Service Centre Network. Together, this network is trusted to deliver the excellent maintenance support that our CorporateCare® customers deserve," said Andrew M. Robinson, Senior Vice President, Services and Customer Support, Rolls-Royce.

Wichita's dedicated Service Centre staff of nearly 250 is equipped to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, as well as interior modifications, avionics installations and provide Aircraft on Ground (AOG) support for Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. In April, the facility expanded with an addition of 38,000 square feet (3,550 square metres) of hangar space, bringing its total square footage to 113,000 (10,500 square metres) and enabling the facility to service more aircraft, including Global aircraft. The Service Centre has received certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Bermuda, Mexico and Venezuela. The Centre is also authorized by General Electric, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and now Rolls-Royce.

Located at the Learjet site in Wichita, Kansas, this Service Centre is one of seven wholly-owned Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Centres that comprise its maintenance network, which includes Dallas, Hartford, Fort Lauderdale and Tucson in the United States; Amsterdam, Netherlands and Singapore, as well as a line maintenance station in Nice, France and a total of 15 Customer Response Team mobile units worldwide.

Save the date for the following planned media activity:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:15 AM (PST)
Media photo opportunity with Bombardier and Rolls-Royce
Booth C9343 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.

Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Our business is focused on the 4Cs:

  • Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business
  • Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to
  • Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency
  • Cash - improving financial performance

Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.5 billion at 30 June 2015.

In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.

The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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