Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today broke ground on a new $50 million jet engine test facility at the company’s outdoor testing site on NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. When fully operational, the facility is expected to create 35 highly-skilled jobs.
This forms part of a global program of investment in new, world-class facilities that will help Rolls-Royce to deliver its record order book.
“This state-of-the-art test facility will play a key role in our commitment to deliver excellence to our customers by developing the world’s cleanest and quietest engines,” said James M. Guyette, Chairman, President & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America. “We are enhancing our global capabilities, including making investments in Mississippi, the United States and around the world.”
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is helping to support construction and workforce training at the facility, with additional support provided by Hancock County.