By 2005-2010 Rolls-Royce is planning to have captured more than 70% of the market in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of its own engines, says Ian Lloyd, managing director - aero engine repair and overhaul.

Reflecting the trend over the past several years, Rolls-Royce has already doubled its share from 25% to 50% since the mid-1990s, and has put the infrastructure in place at its bases in the UK and at several JV maintenance operations worldwide. By 2005, Lloyd expects around 3,000 civil Rolls-Royce engines will require shop visits, a number that will rise to 3,400 by 2010.

Source: Flight Daily News