Helicopter alliance

Rolls-Royce and Timken have announced an alliance to increase Timken’s technology and service capabilities for Model 250 helicopter turboshaft engine parts and component repair.

Timken’s aerospace business will provide an expanded variety of parts and services under license from Rolls-Royce Corporation for new engine production and for the aftermarket.

“Over the last few years we have been expanding our capabilities to produce power transmission parts for small turboshaft engines and look forward to applying these resources to one of the most successful turbine engines ever,” said J. Ron Menning, Timken’s vice president of Aerospace, Consumer and Super Precision.

While Timken has provided aerospace bearings to Rolls-Royce Corporation for more than 30 years, this agreement expands the supply range into other engine parts.

As part of a settlement of a commercial dispute, Timken Aerospace will become an Authorised Repair Facility and will produce certain Model 250 engine parts under license from Rolls-Royce Corporation.