October 20, 2021
Technology

Rolls-Royce Taps New Technology To Support High Engine Utilization

The Covid pandemic has severely dented airline flight activity and the associated aftermarket for maintaining aircraft, but the situation in the business aviation sector is far more positive, according to Rolls-Royce. The engine manufacturer reports business aircraft flight hours as being well above pre-pandemic levels, with air charter activity at what Andy Robinson, senior v-p for business aviation services, described as “an all-time high.”

According to Robinson, at the height of the pandemic business aircraft usage slipped to around 80 percent of 2019 levels before recovering emphatically. “Operators became more proactive in terms of maintenance tasks and our workload increased dramatically to well above anything we’ve ever seen,” he explained. “This put a strain on the system, with our team having to make difficult road trips, living out of hotel rooms and then…

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