Singapore gets 1st Trent plant outside Europe

Rolls Royce broke ground for its new US$225 million Trent engine assembly and testing facility at Singapore’s new Seletar Aerospace Park, during the recent Singapore Air Show. The first Trent technical facility outside of Europe will be “the most modern Rolls-Royce production engine assembly and test facility for large commercial aero engines” anywhere in the […]


Rolls Royce broke ground for its new US$225 million Trent engine assembly and testing facility at Singapore’s new Seletar Aerospace Park, during the recent Singapore Air Show.

The first Trent technical facility outside of Europe will be “the most modern Rolls-Royce production engine assembly and test facility for large commercial aero engines” anywhere in the world, according to Rolls-Royce.

“The facility will be a breakthrough for the aerospace industry in Asia. Engines for large commercial aircraft will be assembled and tested in Singapore before being sent to Boeing and Airbus for installation on aircraft,” said Rolls Royce.

Scheduled for completion in 2009, the Facility of the Future will produce engines in the Trent series, the Trent 1000 for the Boeing 787 and the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350 XWB. The facility, the development of which was announced in November 2007, also enables Rolls-Royce to be closer to its long-term partner Singapore Airlines, whose fleet will now include engines assembled in Singapore.

Sir John Rose, Rolls-Royce chief executive, said: “Our world-class Facility of the Future at Seletar Aerospace Park will break boundaries in terms of operational and environmental efficiency and be our distinctive showcase in Asia.”