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Rolls-Royce Canada Opens Regional Service Center in Abu Dhabi

QUEBEC, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce Canada has established a partnership with Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO) to open a Regional Service Center, located at GAMCO's facilities in Abu Dhabi, for the repair and heavy maintenance of Rolls-Royce large industrial gas generators.

The partnership between Rolls-Royce Canada (RRC) and GAMCO covers the joint management of the service center as well as the support and maintenance of industrial gas generators within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and Middle East in general.

The intent of this initiative is to continue the longstanding commitment by Rolls-Royce to the regional operating community in the support and maintenance of their Rolls-Royce Avon and RB211 industrial gas generators. The service center will operate as an extension of RRC by providing in-country technical support and field service. It has the capacity and the capability to perform heavy maintenance tasks and repairs, including a mid-life inspection program, thereby improving reliability and availability as well as extending the time between required overhauls.

Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO) is a major aircraft maintenance base located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates. It employs over 1,000 qualified staff and is recognized worldwide for its capability to carry out maintenance and overhaul of all types of aircraft and engines. In addition, its facility is fully equipped to provide support for the repair and maintenance of industrial aero-derivative gas generators.

Rolls-Royce Canada, which employs 1,200 people in its plant located in Lachine, adjacent to Montreal's Dorval International Airport, is the designated worldwide center for the assembly and testing of all large aero- derivative industrial gas turbines produced by Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce plc is a global company meeting present and future requirements of aerospace, defense and energy markets, with facilities in 14 countries. Its core gas turbine technology generates 90 percent of sales and has created one of the broadest product ranges of aero engines in the world, with 53,000 engines in service with 300 airlines, 2,400 corporate and utility aircraft and more than 100 armed forces, powering both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. In addition, more than 30 navies use Rolls-Royce propulsion. Energy markets include the oil and gas industry, and the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

Rolls-Royce, the pioneer of gas turbine technology for aerospace, power generation and marine propulsion, is today involved in the major future programs in these fields, including the Trent aero and industrial engines and the WR21 marine engine.

SOURCE Rolls-Royce
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/CONTACT: Robert N. Baugniet, Vice President of Corporate Communications of Rolls-Royce, 703-318-9002, or fax, 703-709-6087/

/Web site: http://www.rolls-royce.com/

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