Rolls-Royce is investing $42 million to build a new advanced manufacturing facility in Indianapolis. The new facility will produce components for some of the most advanced aircraft engines in the world and create more than 100 new jobs when it is fully operational in 2014. The engine components, known as Compressor Banded Stators, will be produced for the cleanest, quietest and lightest engines made by Rolls-Royce, including the Trent XWB, which will power the Airbus A350 XWB.
The new facility will also produce components for
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, AE series and T56 turboprop engines. These components
will be shipped to Rolls-Royce facilities in North America and globally, where
they will be assembled into engines. The new Compressor Banded Stators facility
in Indianapolis is the latest in a recent series of new investments in the
United States. In January, Rolls-Royce announced a $50 million expansion for a second jet engine
test stand at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss. In
December, the company announced a $22 million investment to redevelop a new
state-of-the-art office campus in downtown Indianapolis.
Rolls-Royce to Build Manufacturing Facility
March 13, 2012