Rolls-Royce and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala launch new aviation joint venture
Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the business development and investment company located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the launch of a new joint venture company to serve the rapidly expanding Middle East aviation services market.
The new joint venture will offer On-Wing Care through Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), which is the 12th largest maintenance, repair and overhaul company in the world. Services will include provision for a wide range of specialist line maintenance support services from boroscoping to engine changes for Rolls-Royce Trent family operators in the region. In addition, it will also launch a new service to provide asset management services for engine system accessories.
The new company joins a worldwide network of centres which can offer specialised support services at the closest point of operation for Rolls-Royce customers.
Homaid Al Shemmari, Director of Mubadala Aerospace, said: “Our partnerships with world-class companies like Rolls-Royce are solidifying the creation of Abu Dhabi’s aerospace hub. Specifically, this joint venture will attract knowledge intensive industries to Abu Dhabi.”
Miles Cowdry, President - Services, at Rolls-Royce said: "The Middle East is a rapidly growing market, and the United Arab Emirates presents a major hub for airlines and aerospace activities within the region.
“The launch of this joint venture in Abu Dhabi extends our existing presence and close partnership with Mubadala. On-Wing Care and the launch of the line replacement units leasing pool form a valuable operational support to our customers and are part of our comprehensive, global service strategy.”
Rolls-Royce has On-Wing Care service centres in London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Indianapolis and Singapore. The centre in Abu Dhabi will predominantly support the growing Trent engine family.
Abu Dhabi’s existing aerospace cluster is evolving rapidly into a significant global aerospace hub. Mubadala is investing the capital and building partnerships needed to develop an integrated sector consisting of manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul, education, training, research and development.
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