Rolls-Royce has revealed plans to expand its existing network of engine overhaul facilities worldwide to meet repair services demand.

The company’s in-service aero engines fleet growth is expected to reach around 6,500 in the mid-term from more than 4,000.

As part of this development, the company’s facility in Dahlewitz, Germany, will be transformed into an overhaul services centre for wide-body engines.

The company is also planning to repurpose its facility Montreal, Canada, into a wide-body engine overhaul unit. The site is currently used to serve business jet engines.

Rolls-Royce civil aerospace services director Dominic Horwood said: “We are focused on expanding our existing global network to address the growing demand for overhaul services and to provide our customers with even better service solutions both now and into the future.”

The company has already invested in its site in Derby, UK. This facility is being developed to serve as an engine overhaul centre of excellence and will feature capabilities that will support overhauling new engine types.

The Derby team is currently working on creating new overhaul methods and will soon be providing training to Rolls-Royce’s wider network.

Rolls-Royce also noted that Bristol and Inchinnan overhaul facilities will continue to be improved to carry out Trent 700 engine overhauls.

In a statement, the company said: “Expanding capacity in our network of service facilities follows previous announcements on increasing provision for engine overhaul through Authorised Maintenance Centres at Delta Tech Ops, Sanad Aerotech and Standard Aero.”

In May, Rolls-Royce reinforced its business aviation service network with the expansion of the global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for its large CorporateCare customer base.