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Rolls-Royce is to invest £18m in new facilities and training at its Patchway aircraft engines plant in Bristol.
02-Dec-2014

Rolls-Royce is planning to shed up to 2,600 jobs at its aerospace operations over the next 18 months, with Derby and Bristol expected to be hardest hit.
05-Nov-2014

Rolls-Royce has secured £45m of government funding to develop new technology for low-carbon aircraft engines, which will benefit sites in Birmingham, Coventry, Glasgow, Nottingham, Oxford and Sheffield.
09-Jun-2014

Rolls-Royce is to sell its Energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for £785m, with the transfer of up to 2,400 staff.
08-May-2014

Rolls-Royce is to shed 122 jobs at its aerospace plant in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, this year.
01-Apr-2014

Rolls-Royce is to close its electrical equipment factory at Cosham in Portsmouth later this year, with the loss of 33 jobs and the relocation of a further 30 to Bristol.
03-Mar-2014

Rolls-Royce is to shed 200 jobs at its Inchinnan aerospace plant in Renfrewshire.
20-Jan-2014

Rolls-Royce is looking to shed almost 100 of the 3,500 jobs at its engineering plant at Patchway in South Gloucestershire.
13-Jan-2014

Rolls-Royce and the University of Birmingham are planning to set up a £60m High Temperature Research Centre at Ansty Business Park in Coventry.
11-Dec-2013

Rolls-Royce is to set up a 37,000 sq ft office at 62 Buckingham Gate in London.
24-Sep-2013

Rolls-Royce is looking to shed up to 320 jobs at sites in Bristol, Derby and elsewhere.
11-Feb-2013

Rolls-Royce is planning to close the military aircraft components facility at its Ansty factory near Coventry, with the loss of up to 378 jobs.
23-Jan-2013

Rolls-Royce is to close an aircraft engine servicing plant in East Kilbride, and up to 600 jobs will transfer to its site in Inchinnan by 2015.
13-Aug-2012

Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans to create 150 jobs at a new 100,000 sq ft factory at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham by the end of 2014, in order to manufacture turbine blades for aircraft engines.
25-Jun-2012

Rolls-Royce is to refurbish its Raynesway nuclear submarine reactors plant in Derby, securing the future of 300 jobs, having won a £1.1bn Ministry of Defence contract.
19-Jun-2012

Rolls-Royce is to acquire the remaining 50% of its Aero Engine Controls joint venture with Goodrich, including 1,400 staff Birmingham, Derby, Belfast and the US.
11-Jun-2012

Rolls-Royce is to submit plans for a new engine repair plant in Hillingdon to serve aircraft at Heathrow Airport, with the creation of 40 jobs.
21-Dec-2011

Rolls-Royce has acquired R Brooks Associates, the US nuclear reactor services firm with 104 staff.
01-Sep-2011

Rolls-Royce has submitted plans to set up manufacturing facilities for turbine blades and power station components at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, with the creation of 350 jobs.
15-Aug-2011

Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans to build two factories at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, in order to manufacture turbine blades and nuclear reactor components, with the creation of 360 jobs.
07-Apr-2011

Rolls-Royce is to set up a new training academy in Derby to recruit up to 200 extra apprentices for the manufacturing sector each year.
30-Mar-2011

Rolls-Royce is to shed 220 jobs at its gas turbine services department at Ansty near Coventry.
29-Nov-2010

Rolls-Royce is looking to recruit 150 graduates at its aerospace, marine, energy and nuclear sites across the country.
27-Sep-2010

Rolls-Royce is to submit plans to build a new aircraft fan blades factory at its Bankfield site in Barnoldswick, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
19-Jul-2010

Rolls-Royce is to shed about 40 of the 1,200 jobs at its turbines casting facility in Derby.
19-Apr-2010

Rolls-Royce has secured a £45m government grant to develop fuel-efficient aircraft engines in partnership with ten universities.
11-Feb-2010

Rolls-Royce is to shed 38 of the 200 jobs at its turbine blades manufacturing division at Patchway in Bristol.
10-Feb-2010

Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans to build a new aerospace factory at Vigo Lane in Washington by 2016, in order to transfer production and hundreds of jobs from Pallion.
07-Dec-2009

Rolls-Royce is planning to invest £300m in the development of four new UK factories over the next five years, with the creation of 800 jobs.
04-Aug-2009

Rolls-Royce is creating 80 jobs at a new nuclear power technical centre in Warrington.
23-Jul-2009

Rolls-Royce is to shed 100 jobs at its compressor blades plant at Inchinnan, near Renfrew.
03-Feb-2009

Rolls-Royce is to shed 150 of the 1,100 jobs at its aircraft engine servicing plant in East Kilbride.
11-Dec-2008

Rolls-Royce is to shed up to 2,000 of the 39,000 jobs in its global aircraft engines business in 2009, including 140 at its assembly and test facility in Derby.
21-Nov-2008

Rolls-Royce is to shed up to 36 jobs at its Crossley engine works in Openshaw, Manchester, in order to transfer the diesel engine service activities to its site in Dunfermline.
31-Oct-2008

Rolls-Royce has applied to Derby City Council for outline permission to invest an unspecified amount in the replacement of some of the buildings at its marine power site in Raynesway, which employs 1,400 staff.
15-Sep-2008

Rolls-Royce is to set up a new division in Derby to develop components for the next generation of nuclear power stations, with the transfer of staff from its existing nuclear submarines business and the recruitment of more engineers.
17-Jul-2008

Rolls-Royce is to acquire Scandinavian Electric Holding, the Norwegian supplier of diesel-electric marine propulsion systems, for £43m.
09-Jul-2008

Rolls-Royce is to expand its training centre on Tyneside, increasing the number of apprentices from 115 to 160 next year.
04-Jul-2008

Rolls-Royce is to invest a further £12m in the expansion of its Patchway factory near Bristol, in order to support the RB282 aircraft engine development programme.
06-Jun-2008

Rolls-Royce has selected its East Kilbride factory for the repair of BR710 aircraft engines, as part of a £4.5m investment that will create 86 jobs over the next five years.
24-Mar-2008

Rolls-Royce is to close its turbines factory in Bootle by the end of the year, with the loss of more than 200 jobs, in order to transfer production to the US.
08-Feb-2008

Rolls-Royce is planning to shed 2,300 management and professional jobs from its 39,000-strong global workforce, with many of the cuts being in the UK.
14-Jan-2008

Rolls-Royce is to manufacture large jet engines for wide-bodied commercial jets outside the UK for the first time, with a £150m investment in two new plants in Singapore and the US over the next five years.
21-Nov-2007

Rolls-Royce is planning to close its turbines factory at Bootle on Merseyside next year, with the loss of more than 200 jobs, in order to transfer production to the US.
02-Nov-2007

Rolls-Royce has acquired Seaworthy Systems, the US naval architecture and engineering company with 58 staff, for undisclosed terms.
02-Oct-2007

Rolls-Royce has acquired the assets of SOFCo-EFS Holdings, the US developer of fuel cells, from McDermott International for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems division.
04-Apr-2007

Rolls-Royce is considering plans to set up a jet engine factory in the US, as part of a strategy to expand its global manufacturing base.
28-Nov-2005

Rolls-Royce is planning to create hundreds of new jobs for engineers and IT specialists in Derby over the next 18 months, to meet rising demand for aircraft engines.
22-Nov-2005

Rolls-Royce is to shed up to 100 of the 1,800 jobs in its submarine propulsion equipment division, which will mainly affect the Raynesway site in Derby.
30-Sep-2005

Rolls-Royce has submitted plans for a new £45m aircraft engine factory in East Kilbride, while a separate planning application will cover an engine test facility.
19-Jul-2005

Rolls-Royce is forming a joint venture with EnerTek Singapore to invest £53m in the development of a commercial fuel cell-based power system.
07-Apr-2005

Rolls-Royce is to close its aircraft engine testing facility near Nottingham by the end of 2007 with the loss of about 30 jobs.
16-Feb-2005

Rolls-Royce has won a £40m contract to manufacture gas turbines for a Caspian Sea oil project, securing the future of 600 jobs at its Liverpool plant.
21-Jan-2005

Rolls-Royce and Lufthansa are to set up an aircraft engine maintenance centre at Erfurt in Germany in 2007, with the creation of 500 jobs.
30-Nov-2004

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to invest £45m at its aircraft engine repair plant in East Kilbride, securing the future of more than 1,000 jobs.
11-Aug-2004

Rolls-Royce has submitted plans to invest up to £70m at its Patchway plant in Bristol, in order to increase production of turbine and engine components.
09-Jun-2004

Rolls-Royce is to invest £100m upgrading four of its aircraft engine factories over the next three years, including sites in Barnoldswick, Derby, Bristol and Nottingham.
03-May-2004

Rolls-Royce, the aircraft engines manufacturer, is seeking permission to build a £45m factory at its Filton site in Bristol.
15-Apr-2004

Rolls-Royce has secured government funding for a £38m project to develop new aerospace technologies in partnership with eight universities, which will involve several hundred engineers at its factories in Derby and Bristol.
15-Oct-2003

Rolls-Royce is to close its Main Works in Nightingale Road, Derby, and relocate 500 staff to a new site on Sinfin Lane in 2005, with the loss of 200 jobs.
20-Aug-2003

Rolls-Royce has acquired the electrical controls business of VT Group for £11m, in order to offer integrated power solutions.
13-Aug-2003

Rolls-Royce is to shed 57 of the 400 jobs at its aircraft engine components factory in Sunderland.
08-Aug-2003

Rolls-Royce is to shed 1,100 jobs at aircraft engine factories in Derby, Hucknall and Bristol by 2005, as part of a restructuring that will also involve flexible working practices and investment in new facilities at the sites.
26-Feb-2003

Rolls-Royce is to shed a further 120 jobs at its power generation plant in Ansty over the next 16 months, but 30 new jobs will be created at its Bootle plant due to the transfer of some production.
19-Aug-2002

Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans to build a £85m turbine components factory at Inchinnan near Glasgow Airport, securing the future of 1,000 jobs, and construction work is expected to start this summer.
07-Jun-2002

Rolls-Royce is planning to build a new £85m compressor components factory at an unnamed site in western Scotland, in order to replace the existing Hillington site near Glasgow and secure the future of 1,000 jobs.
23-Apr-2002

Rolls-Royce is to invest £2.5m at its Sunderland factory to expand production of aircraft parts for the Airbus and Eurofighters.
16-Apr-2002

Rolls-Royce is considering plans to sell Sawley Packaging, the Derby-based containers subsidiary with 130 staff.
05-Mar-2002

Rolls-Royce is to shed up to 450 jobs at its aircraft engines plant in Hillington, near Glasgow, and is looking into the possibility of building a new factory in Scotland.
30-Nov-2001

Rolls-Royce is to close its aircraft fan casings plant at Heaton on Tyneside next year with the loss of 55 jobs, in order to transfer production to its Ansty site near Coventry.
19-Nov-2001

Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans to shed about 5,000 jobs at plants in the UK, US and Germany, following a fall in profits in its civil aerospace operations.
22-Oct-2001

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to close Control Systems, the Gateshead-based transformer manufacturer, with the loss of 60 jobs unless a buyer can be found within three months.
12-Oct-2001

Rolls-Royce is to acquire Intering, the German developer of marine power systems with 30 staff, for undisclosed terms.
31-May-2001

Rolls-Royce has formed a risk-sharing partnership with Volvo of Sweden for the development of the engine for the Airbus A380.
15-May-2001

Rolls-Royce is to receive a £250m government loan to fund the development of new jet engines for superjumbo aircraft, which is expected to secure 7,000 jobs in Derby and at component suppliers.
14-Feb-2001

Rolls-Royce has won a £600m contract to overhaul engines on British Airways' new fleet of short-haul Airbus aircraft over the next 20 years, which will provide a boost to its maintenance facility in East Kilbride.
04-Jan-2001

Rolls-Royce has sold a number of units from its Vickers Turbine Components business to Royal Bank Private Equity for £74m, including operations in Crewe, Sheffield, Isle of Wight, Shrewsbury and the US with a combined workforce of 1,200.
03-Jan-2001

Rolls-Royce has sold its UK materials handling operation to Langley Holdings of Sutton-in-Ashfield for undisclosed terms, which should secure the future of 400 jobs.
02-Jan-2001

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to shed 1,300 jobs in its marine and power systems businesses, which will affect plants in Coventry, Derby and Bristol.
10-Nov-2000

Rolls-Royce is planning to close its composites manufacturing plant in Derby next year with the loss of up to 180 jobs, and production will be contracted out to Fischer Advanced Composite Components of Austria.
02-Nov-2000

Rolls-Royce's Vickers Defence Systems subsidiary has won a £250m contract to supply 66 armoured vehicles to the British Army, which should secure 500 jobs in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
31-Aug-2000

Rolls-Royce is forming a £44m joint venture with Chromalloy Gas Turbine that will create 340 jobs at a new turbine components facility in Annesley, although most of the jobs will be staff relocating from factories at Somercotes and Eastwood.
10-Aug-2000

Rolls-Royce is to cut 284 jobs in its turbine systems division, which will affect plants in Derby and Bristol.
27-Mar-2000

Rolls-Royce is to shed up to 1,000 jobs at its Derby-based aerospace and engineering activities in the next year.
03-Mar-2000

Rolls-Royce has won contracts worth up to £350m to upgrade Royal Air Force Harrier jump-jets, and the work will be carried out at facilities in Bristol and East Kilbride.
23-Dec-1999

Rolls-Royce is to cut up to 200 of the 1,600 jobs at its aircraft plant in Hillington, Renfrewshire.
17-Dec-1999

Rolls-Royce is to set up a £1.6m technology centre at the University of Southampton to specialise in gas turbine noise research.
02-Dec-1999

Rolls-Royce and Sheffield Heat & Power are seeking government permission for a £42m urban power station to supply thousands of homes and businesses in Sheffield.
26-Nov-1999

Rolls-Royce is considering plans to build a new power station at Yelland in North Devon.
12-Nov-1999

Rolls-Royce is to set up a £1.5m manufacturing research centre at the University of Nottingham.
05-Nov-1999

Rolls-Royce has won government approval to build a £20m 49MW gas-fired power station to supply electricity and heat to its aerospace business at Ansty near Coventry.
05-Nov-1999

Rolls-Royce plans to sell its Mickleover training centre to housebuilder Birch and replace it with a new £10m base near the company's Derby headquarters.
01-Oct-1999

Rolls-Royce is to acquire Vickers for £576m in order to become a world leader in marine power systems.
21-Sep-1999

Rolls-Royce is to acquire National Airmotive, the US engine repair company, for £45m, as part of a strategy to expand its engine repair and overhaul business.
11-Sep-1999

Rolls-Royce has won a £600m contract to supply 25 high-speed ship engines to FastShip of the US, and they will be used in a new generation of ships that are capable of travelling twice as fast as conventional container vessels.
27-Aug-1999

Rolls-Royce is paying Cooper Cameron £111m for its 50% stake in Cooper Rolls, their US gas turbine joint venture.
21-Aug-1999

Rolls-Royce has sold Peebles Electrical Machines, the Edinburgh-based manufacturer of electric motors and generators, to Pope Electric Motors of Australia.
04-Jun-1999

Rolls-Royce Materials Handling is to cut about 200 jobs at plants in Gateshead, Leeds and Bath.
16-Apr-1999

Rolls-Royce is planning to cut up to 90 jobs at its Fan Systems division at Barnoldswick in Lancashire, in order to improve productivity.
14-Apr-1999

Rolls-Royce is planning an alliance with Taiwan's Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation in which Taiwanese companies would manufacture gas turbine components and help to build the Trent 500 aero engine.
15-Dec-1998

Rolls-Royce is selling a 50% stake in Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance to GATX Capital of the US, in order to increase opportunities in the leasing of aircraft engines.
09-Dec-1998

Rolls-Royce is to merge its Aircraft Finance & Trading business with Pembroke Capital of Ireland, and expects the deal to result in its engines being used on aircraft leased to airlines by Pembroke.
09-Dec-1998

Rolls-Royce is to cut 235 jobs next year at its Defence Europe Division in Bristol.
04-Dec-1998

Rolls-Royce is said to be looking to cut about 30 jobs at its aerospace components site in Pendle.
12-Nov-1998

Rolls-Royce Industrial Controls has cut 23 jobs in Gateshead due to a fall in demand.
27-Oct-1998

Rolls-Royce has won a contract worth about £580m to supply British Airways with engines for up to 32 new Boeing 777 aircraft.
28-Sep-1998

Rolls-Royce has sold its energy transmission division, which has plants in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Canada and Mexico, to VA Tech of Austria for £137m.
22-Sep-1998

Rolls-Royce is planning to build a £28m combined heat and power plant to supply its Ansty factory, creating 120 construction jobs and 10 permanent jobs.
15-Sep-1998

Rolls-Royce has reached agreement with Marubeni of Japan for the development of the 500 jet engine for long-haul aircraft, and Marubeni will finance up to 10% of the costs in exchange for the rights to make parts.
01-Jul-1998

International Aero Engines, the consortium that includes Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney, has won a $2.3bn order for V2500 engines for a group of Latin American airlines, and they will be assembled in Derby.
29-Apr-1998

Rolls-Royce is said to have put an end to talks of merging its aero engine business with that of Pratt & Whitney by insisting that it would want majority control of any combined company.
06-Mar-1998

BWT of Australia is acquiring Kennicott Water Systems, the manufacturer of water treatment equipment, from Rolls-Royce for undisclosed terms.
23-Jan-1998

Rolls-Royce is planning to link up with American Airlines to form an engine repair company to service aero engines in both North and South America.
15-Jan-1998

Rolls-Royce has sold International Combustion, its boiler manufacturing business, to ABB for a sum thought to be less than £10m, but will retain the Derby factory to make components for ABB and other companies.
20-Dec-1997

Rolls-Royce is to transfer the head office of its industrial power division from Newcastle to Derby, following the sale of the Parsons business in April.
28-Nov-1997

Rolls-Royce has won a £200m government grant to help fund the extension of the family of Trent aero engines, which should help to secure 16,000 jobs.
14-Nov-1997

Rolls-Royce is to build a £35m power station in Birmingham for Eastern Group, which will use a modified aircraft engine as its generator.
16-Jul-1997

Rolls-Royce has announced a joint venture with Lyulka-Saturn in Russia to transform military jet engines into industrial gas turbines.
09-Apr-1997

Rolls-Royce is in discussions with Snecma of France about co-operating on the development of a new engine for the proposed A340-600 aircraft.
26-Mar-1997

Rolls-Royce has admitted that it will have to modify some of its RB211 aircraft engines due to reports of turbine blade failure.
28-Jan-1997

Rolls-Royce has announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan is taking an initial 6% stake in its Trent 900 project, which aims to supply engines for the new super-jumbo aircraft.
08-Jan-1997

Rolls-Royce has contracted out its computer services to EDS of the US, in a £300m contract which will make the company EDS's largest UK client.
07-Jan-1997

Rolls-Royce has announced a deal in which Marubeni of Japan will become a risk sharing partner in its Trent aero-engine programme, in return for assistance in helping Rolls-Royce expand in Asia Pacific.
16-Oct-1996

Rolls-Royce is planning to sell Bristol Aerospace, its Canadian subsidiary involved in various overhaul and manufacturing activities.
08-Oct-1996

Rolls-Royce is looking for a buyer for its steam turbine power generation business, a move which could threaten 2,500 jobs at the Parsons turbine plant in Newcastle upon Tyne and the International Combustion boiler factory in Derby.
20-Jul-1996

Rolls-Royce is said to be discussing a power engineering alliance with Westinghouse of the US, which could also include Mitsubishi and Fiat.
03-Jun-1996

Rolls-Royce is planning a £23m investment to make compressor blades and seals at its Hillington plant near Glasgow.
23-May-1996

Rolls-Royce plans to construct a £40m combined heat and power plant to supply energy to its Derby factories, with the surplus going to local consumers or the National Grid.
19-Feb-1996

Rolls-Royce is to contract out its computer systems to EDS, who will set up an aerospace centre of excellence in Derby taking on another 20-100 staff.
15-Nov-1995