Rolls-Royce and Air China break ground with new MRO facility

The new facility in Beijing will cover more than 80,000 sqm and is estimated to support up to 800 employees who will deliver world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Trent XWB-84 and Trent 1000 aero engines.

We have been appointed to provide project management services for Beijing Aero Engine Services Company Limited (BAESL). BAESL is a 50/50 joint venture MRO facility established by Rolls-Royce and Air China, with the project being the third MRO project we will deliver for Rolls Royce globally.

Our full suite of specialised professional services for BAESL includes design management, procurement support, construction management, cost and commercial management, facilities and utilities system commissioning management and facility management outsourcing support.

Our China team, led by our Managing Director, Asia Brian Shuptrine, attended the ground-breaking ceremony in Beijing together with representatives from Rolls-Royce, Air China, British Embassy Beijing, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and other stakeholders.

The new MRO facility is currently in construction on a greenfield site in the Beijing Capital International Airport Economic Zone (Tianzhu Free Trade Zone), adjacent to Beijing International Airport. It will support the continued expansion of Rolls-Royce’s global care network and sustainability targets by reducing overseas transportation of engines for MRO activity.

The groundbreaking ceremony marks a significant milestone on the new BAESL MRO facility in Beijing, which is expected to be operational by 2026.

This is Rolls-Royce’s first MRO joint venture in China, and the fourth in its global MRO network, which includes HAESL (Hong Kong), SASEL (Singapore) and N3 (Germany). 

Brian Shuptrine, Managing Director for Asia said:

It is a privilege to work with Rolls-Royce on its pioneering MRO facility in Beijing and witness its groundbreaking ceremony in person. Our experienced local team who has deep expertise in delivering and optimising the operations of mega industrial, manufacturing and infrastructure projects in China, is well positioned to deliver exceptional outcomes that support Rolls-Royce’s expanding global MRO network.

"Our time-tested project management experience in delivering MRO facilities for Rolls-Royce worldwide will ensure that we anticipate, plan and derive maximum cost and operational efficiency throughout the construction of this Beijing Aero Engine Services Company Limited project, and support BAESL’s ambitions to become a state-of-the-art MRO company."

Photos from the ceremony which marks a significant milestone on the new BAESL MRO facility in Beijing

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