Rolls-Royce has commenced construction of a new facility in Le Haillan near Bordeaux, France.
The site will support production of the Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engine, designed for exclusive use with Dassault’s Falcon 10X flagship aircraft.
Construction of the new production support centre begins later this year and will be finished in the first half of 2023, housing offices, a workshop, and a warehouse.
The 2,000 square meter facility will become part of the global Rolls-Royce support network, complemented by a customer service infrastructure of more than 75 authorised service centres, on-wing services specialists in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, and several pare parts, lease engine and storage locations.
Dr Philipp Zeller, senior vice president for Dassault, Rolls-Royce, said, “While the Pearl 10X engine development programme for the Dassault Falcon 10X is making good progress, we are already working in parallel on establishing the infrastructure to support Dassault’s flight test activities and its production line.”