Dubai International Capital-owned Doncasters Group has been contracted by Rolls-Royce to overhaul and repair the front combustion liners of Rolls-Royce RB211 civil turbofans. The work will be handled by Doncasters’ Shrewsbury, UK, facility, which specialises in the refurbishment of gas turbine combustion and other hot-section components.

The RB211, precursor of Rolls’ Trent big turbofan family, still powers several airliner types, including the Boeing 747-400, 757-200/300 and 767, and Tupolev Tu-204.

Doncasters provides a variety of services and processes associated with alloys and metals that are difficult to shape and form, and that have to operate in demanding conditions. Its capabilities include the precision casting, forging, fabrication, machining and production of superalloys. Key products include turbine aerofoils, rings and casings, structural castings, compressor aerofoils and combustion components.

“We are experiencing rapid growth in demand from the Middle East and Asia, which are now responsible for nearly a third of civil aircraft orders,” comments Doncasters chief executive Eric Lewis.

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Source: Flight Daily News