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Rolls-Royce opens defence service delivery centre in India

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  1. lca-fan

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    Rolls-Royce opens defence service delivery centre in India
    Rolls-Royce is looking to improve capability and provide faster front-line support for over 750 engines in a range of aircraft in India

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    The Rolls-Royce centre will have at least 10 specialized engineers and service personnel to find localised solutions specific to India. Photo: AFP
    Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc on Thursday opened a new defence service delivery centre (SDC) in Bengaluru, the first outside the US and UK, to provide localized engineering support and solutions and reduce turnaround time for the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

    Rolls-Royce is looking to improve capability and provide faster front-line support for over 750 engines in a range of aircraft used by the defence as well as commercial aircraft such as the C-130J, Hawk advanced jet, Embraer and Jaguar, among others.

    Shaun Agle, vice-president (customer services), India defence, said the new service delivery centre will be able to deliver real-time solutions through MRO (maintenance repair and overhaul), provide first and second line of support, have field service representatives, manage the health of the fleet, manage supply chains and collaborate with the armed forces.

    India is the last remaining user of the Jaguar type of aircraft and is one of the largest users of the Hawk, the company said, while trying to highlight the need for a local presence.

    The SDC will have at least 10 specialized engineers and service personnel to find localised solutions specific to India. The SDC is based on the model operated by the company at Marham in the UK and Kingsville in the US.



    The company did not quantify the reduction in time or cost that would result from setting up the local SDC, which will do the work that would otherwise have been referred to Bristol, UK.

    Last year, Indian customers raised 138 issues, according to the company, which were referred to Bristol.

    Rolls Royce has over 1,600 engineers based in India who help provide solutions for the UK-based company’s global customers, Kishore Jayaraman, president, India and South Asia, said
    http://www.livemint.com/Companies/m...defence-service-delivery-centre-in-India.html
     
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    EJ-230 coming for AMCA?

    Also with Rolls Royce and Safran both coming to India and Kaveri getting matured with help from Safran India should not face Aero Engine problems in future, good move good for India.

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    Read on twitter that the "engine help" was indigenising complicated parts of the old Adour engines from the Jaguar
     
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    can anyone list the RR engines that are currently used in india? ... All i can think is of Adour for the Jags
     
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    Maybe ecosystem for AMCA is being built.
     
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    Still 1,600 engineers is a lot for an ecosystem for a future frame no?
     
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    They also offered a better Uprated engine for Jaguar ; wonder what happened to that
     
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    Read the article.
    C130J, Hawk, Embraer
     
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    oops my bad !! :p
     
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    They were offering Upgrade of the existing used Adour engine (reason being that this is more economical than new engines).

    IAF wanted All new built engine and thus RR wasn't able to comply and hence back off from the tender.

    Thus we had a single vendor with Honeywell. Did read on PKS that the order with honeywell will be placed this year
     
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    Maybe Honeywell contract is not happening and Rolls Royce is getting this jaguar Upgrade
     
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    Anything is Possible !
     
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    Is there any company left to buy engines from ?
     
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    Only The RR Adour Mk 821 and Honeywell F125N answered the tender, Both engines were even tested on a Jaguar test platform and met (even outmatch) the parameters of the IAF.

    One unique feature of Both engines were of drop fit design, that allowed the installation of both engines in couple of hours with minimum modification to the jaguar frame! as far as i know no other engine manufacture can do the same.
     
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  15. Guynextdoor

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    AMCA will have GE Engines to start with.
     
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