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Rolls Royce opens £50 million engine service centre

The new building will be able to maintain up to 13 of the firm's Derby-built Trent engines

Rolls Royce has opened a £50 million engine service centre at Heathrow Airport.

The new building will be able to maintain up to 13 of the firm's Derby-built Trent engines at any one time. 60 engineers will be based at the site which is bigger than the football pitch at Wembley.

One hundredth Airbus A380 made with Rolls-Royce engines

Airbus A380 arriving into East Midlands Airport Credit: ITV News Central

Rolls-Royce has today congratulated Airbus on the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft.

The landmark plane, delivered to Malaysia Airlines, is powered by the firm's Trent 900 engines.

Malaysia Airlines’ first A380 entered into service in July 2012 and the airline has ordered six A380 aircraft in total – all with Trent 900 engines.

The Rolls-Royce engine powered the A380 into service for the first time with in 2007, and is currently in service with six global travel providers.

Rolls-Royce has a plant in Ansty, Warwickshire, where it employs around 800 people.

The Airbus A380 is considered the worlds largest aircraft.


Engineering firm to help Rolls-Royce employees at risk of losing their jobs

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Workers at risk of losing their jobs at a Rolls-Royce site near Coventry have been offered potential opportunities at a nearby engineering firm. Alstom in Rugby wants to recruit at least 50 engineers, scientists and project managers.

Rolls-Royce announced earlier this month it was planning to reduce its workforce at its plant in Ansty.

Unions claim nearly 400 jobs could be at risk.

Rolls Royce in talks with Serious Fraud Office over allegations of bribery

Derby-based Rolls Royce has said it has passed information to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over concerns of bribery and corruption.

The request for information from the SFO comes after allegations of malpractice in Indonesia and China.

Rolls Royce has their own investigations have identified "matters of concern in these, and other overseas markets".

The company added that "it is too early to predict the outcomes, but these could include the prosecution of individuals and of the company. We will cooperate fully."

“I want to make it crystal clear that neither I nor the Board will tolerate improper business conduct of any sort and will take all necessary action to ensure compliance. This is a company with exceptional prospects and I will not accept any behaviour that undermines its future success”.

– John Rishton, Rolls-Royce Chief Executive


£14 million Rolls Royce Academy opened by Chancellor

A new £14 million state-of-the-art training centre has opened at Rolls-Royce in Derby, where apprentices will gain hands-on engineering skills.

The newly-opened Rolls-Royce Apprentice Academy Credit: ITV Central

The Chancellor George Osborne offically opened the Apprentice Academy. He told Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat that more money will be spent on apprenticeships, which he believes will help boost the economy.

The new facility that has been developed to enable the company to train an increased number of young people to work for the company Credit: ITV Central
George Osbourne believes apprenticeships will boost the economy Credit: ITV Central

George Osborne to open Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy

George Osborne will open the Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy today Credit: PA

The Chancellor George Osborne will today open the new Rolls Royce Apprentice Academy in Derby.

The company say the academy will create jobs for young people in the Midlands in a number of sectors.

These include the supply chain for the company as well as in other manufacturing businesses.

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