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Maple-leaf Rolls: growth in airline and bizjet markets, and launch of new engine are making Rolls-Royce Canada a player in overhauls.

Growth in airline and bizjet markets, and launch of a new engine are making Rolls-Royce Canada a player in overhauls

MONTREAL--For years, Rolls-Royce Canada kept a low profile repairing its parent's engines in the Cote de Liesse building near Montreal Dorval Airport. But remaining unobtrusive is becoming more difficult for the fast-growing company.

Consider: In 1952, five years after its official start, PRC performed engine repair in a 97,200-sq.-ft. building that once was the stable for horses that pulled Black Horse beer wagons. Today, the same-site 400,000-sq.-ft. division, which includes five engine test cells and a 70,000-sq.-ft. materials warehouse, is the exclusive North American repair facility for Spey and Tay engines. …

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