Rolls-Royce celebrates 50 years of ‘Power-by-the-Hour’
Rolls-Royce has celebrated the 50th anniversary of ‘Power-by-the-Hour’, its pioneering aircraft support service that forms the basis of the company’s CorporateCare service.
‘Power-by-the-Hour’, a Rolls-Royce trademark, was invented in 1962 to support the Viper engine on the de Havilland/Hawker Siddeley 125 business jet. A complete engine and accessory replacement service was offered on a fixed-cost-per-flying-hour basis. This aligned the interests of the manufacturer and operator, who only paid for engines that performed well.
Rolls-Royce CorporateCare, launched in 2002, added a range of additional features. These include Engine Health Monitoring, which tracks on-wing performance using onboard sensors; lease engine access to replace an operator’s engine during off-wing maintenance, thereby minimising downtime; and a global network of authorised maintenance centres to ensure that support is readily available to customers.
Steve Friedrich, Rolls-Royce, vice president – Sales and Marketing, Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: “We are proud to celebrate 50 years of service excellence for Rolls-Royce. The customer focus and pioneering approach of ‘Power-by-the-Hour’ remains at the heart of our CorporateCare® programme today. We continuously seek to enhance our level of service, and this year have significantly expanded our authorised service network and introduced new technologies to improve our Aircraft on Ground responsiveness. We look forward to delivering another 50 years of excellence in engine services.”