Published On: Wed, Oct 8th, 2014

Rolls-Royce joins growing ALTA affiliate base

rollsjetenjineMIAMI - Rolls-Royce is the latest organization to join the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as an Affiliate Member, effective today.  ALTA safeguards the interests of the region´s industry by facilitating the development of safer, more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These business segments address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.

Chris Bewley, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Customers - Civil Large Engines, said:  "The Latin American and Caribbean aerospace industry is important to Rolls-Royce and we have increased our presence in the region through sales of products and services. We look forward to supporting ALTA's goals of developing safety, efficiency and environmental performance in the region."

Eduardo Iglesias, ALTA´s Executive Director, added, "We are excited to welcome Rolls-Royce into our roster of Affiliate members.  We embrace the diversity of affiliates related to aviation and appreciate the interest of Rolls-Royce to pursue closer ties with the aviation world in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The company has a long-standing presence in the region and has forged relationships with some of the major stakeholders in the industry.  I believe Rolls-Royce will contribute strongly to ALTA´s membership base."

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