International Aero Engines (IAE) is to expand its presence in Asia with a planned V2500 maintenance centre and parts distribution network, developments formally announced following the company's recent China Aviation Symposium.

Talks are also being held on a proposed IAE/Rolls-Royce training unit for Chinese students and employees to be established in Tianjin.

V2500 business in the region will be co-ordinated through the recently-opened office of IAE Services in Beijing's CITIC Building under the direction of Gary Trella, vice-president and general manager for China.

IAE has orders from 19 Asian customers for a total of 179 V2500s to power A320, A321 and MD-90 aircraft; market forecasts indicate the V2500 could compete on more than 1,200 aircraft in China alone during the next 20 years.


Source: Flight Daily News