Rolls-Royce is planning to further expand its ASC (authorized service center) Network from the existing 58 to 68 locations. Rolls-Royce is supporting over 1800 in-service business aircraft engines under its CorporateCare fixed-cost maintenance management program. With a bevy of aircraft engines such as the BR725, BR710, Tay and AE3700 under its support, Rolls-Royce is emphasizing that CorporateCare is their top priority designed to create value for their customers and is widely considered the industry  leader in providing product support. Sales and marketing VP for Rolls-Royce’s small and medium engines, Stephen Friedrich believes that the program is a smashing success and that belief is backed up in the over 70% approval/acceptance rating for all current production engines by the public.

CorporateCare is an essential contribution to protecting the value of a customer’s engine assets and generally boosts prospects for resale of the aircraft. Rolls-Royce believes that  CorporateCare is a bargain compared to resources that you would have to otherwise designate in terms of time and materials in maintaining your aircraft engine. Friedrich has gone on record stating that he believes the program is unmatched in terms of the support network dedicated to ensuring that your every needs as a consumer are being addressed.

In fact Rolls-Royce is quick to point to their above 97% averted miss-trip rate for CorporateCare customers. The Rolls-Royce support network is able to resolve an engine-related issue that would have otherwise grounded the aircraft had it not been for CorporateCare which boasts an average response time for AOG situations in less than 24 hours. Last year Rolls-Royce focused on expanding the support network primarily in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil and UK. This year their main focus is on Asia Pacific region.

Rolls-Royce is looking to expand its support network and currently deep in negotiations with prospective partners with its eye on mainland China along with the seven ASCs providing support to CorporateCare customers already in place. With the company recently opening offices in Beijing, it appears that the expansion plan is imminent and posturing is a mere formality at this point. Concurrently the Rolls-Royce engineering team is already working to further improve performance for its turbofan family in Dahlwitz, Germany.

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Many people will recognize the brand name Honeywell, both a household name for consumer products as well as well-respected name in the aerospace, engineering, and commercial industry by major corporations and world governments. However, it is a lesser-known fact that Honeywell was acquired by the huge multinational corporation Allied Signal in 1999 in a deal valued at around $13.8 billion. Allied Signal was an American aerospace, automotive, and engineering company that gained prominence in 1985 via the merger of Allied Corp and Signal Companies. These companies were primarily involved in the chemicals, aerospace, oil, gas, and automotive industries.

Honeywell on the other hand, was an international controls company that focused on developing advanced technology products for the aviation and aerospace industry. With an overlap in avionics, which included auxiliary power units, environmental control systems, aircraft lighting, landing gear, and flight recorders, the two companies greatly complemented each other. Once Honeywell Inc was acquired by Allied Signal, a much larger company, the decision was made to keep the well-recognized Honeywell brand name, thus forming Honeywell International Inc.

The company then consolidated its two headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey. The plan at the time was to form a major competitor in the aerospace industry. Allied Signal’s aircraft engines and collision-avoidance systems combined with Honeywell’s cockpit controls and global-positioning equipment technology resulted in a $10.5 billion aerospace company that threatened such competitors as Northrop Grumman. The company’s combined revenues also made them competitors of Tyco International and United Technologies Corp, also large conglomerate companies. Today, Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 company, ranked 77th on the Fortune 500 America’s list. The company is a publicly-traded S&P 500 Component company with reported revenues in excess of $39 billion a year. In addition to aerospace products, the company also makes many commercial products such as home thermostats and Garett turbochargers, products which many people outside of the industry would recognize. In addition, the company is still involved in the manufacturing of automotive and industrial products.

ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Fasteners, is heavily involved in the distribution of Honeywell products for both commercial, civil, and military aerospace applications as well as their automotive and industrial product lines. We strive to carry broad range of Allied Signal parts and have the capability of procuring any parts we do not have. Contact us today at or visit our website for an RFQ to see how we can get you Tier 1 pricing on your requirements.

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