Bombardier, Rolls-Royce Agree on Leased Engine Pool

 - August 16, 2021, 11:06 AM
Bombardier service centers in Wichita; Tucson, Arizona; and Hartford, Connecticut, will be the first sites to house a pool of Rolls-Royce-owned BR710 engines for lease to Global operators. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Bombardier and Rolls-Royce have reached an agreement in which the Canadian airframer will have a pool of Rolls-Royce-owned leased BR710 engines on-site at its service centers for Global customers whose aircraft are equipped with the turbofan engine. The agreement is expected to reduce Global aircraft operators’ downtime and costs.

The program will launch first at Bombardier service centers in Wichita; Tucson, Arizona; and Hartford, Connecticut, and will  expand to include service centers at London Biggin Hill, Berlin, and Singapore. Bombardier aircraft using the BR710 engines include the Global Express/XRS/6000 and Global 5000.

Since the centers will be housing the leased engines, they’ll also be providing the post-lease maintenance, which Bombardier said will ensure a faster turnaround time for the company, as well as eliminate lease engine shipping costs. “The expansion of our lease engine pool locations to selected Bombardier-authorized service centers ensures quick turnaround times and better accessibility for our BR710 customers, further strengthening our global services network,” said Andy Robinson, Rolls-Royce's business aviation senior v-p of customers and services.