Rolls-Royce receives $8.5 million U.S. Air Force C-130J engine spares contract
Monday, 9 November 2009
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a contract worth $8.5 million by the U.S. Air Force to provide AE 2100D3 spare engine parts to power Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. As part of this order, deployable kits and initial provisioning spares will be delivered to Cannon AFB, Dyess AFB and Ramstein Air Base. This will help support the multiple theaters of operation in which U.S. Air Force C-130Js are engaged.
The agreement, which is administered by the U.S. Air Force at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, U.S.A., includes an initial 956 AE 2100D3 spare engine parts for delivery through 2011.
Dennis Jarvi, President Defense North America for Rolls-Royce, said: “Ensuring fleet readiness is critical to Air Force missions around the world. This new delivery order continues the strong relationship between Rolls-Royce and the USAF. We are committed to delivering services that meet our customer’s expectations in the areas of engine availability, reliability and maintainability.”
The AE 2100D3 engine is a lightweight, modular turboprop engine with 4,600 shaft-horsepower. The “common core” AE engine line is produced by Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Along with the AE 3007 and AE 1107C-Liberty, this proven engine line has totaled more than 37 million hours of service.
- Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established strong positions in its four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.
- The company has a broad customer base including more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries. With facilities in 50 countries, Rolls-Royce employs 39,000 people worldwide and has businesses headquartered in the UK, U.S., Canada, Germany, Scandinavia and China. This global presence allows the Group to access long-term international growth opportunities with its technology, presence, partnerships and people.
- In 2008, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested $1.4 billion in research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
- The C-130, which has been the primary tactical transport and special mission aircraft for the U.S. Air Force since 1956, is powered by Rolls-Royce T56 engines. The “J” version of the aircraft, powered by AE 2100D3 engines, continues that legacy.
- In 2007, Rolls-Royce was awarded a $235 million services agreements with U.S. Air Force. In February 2009, Rolls-Royce was awarded a $23 million support services and spares contract for AE 2100D3 engines with the U.S. Air Force. The engines are installed in C-130J military transport aircraft intended for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF).
- In April 2009, Rolls-Royce was awarded a $106 million MissionCare™ support contract with U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3-powered KC-130J tanker aircraft, flown by the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
- In May 2009, Rolls-Royce received an $80 million contract to provide AE 2100D3 spare engines and parts to power Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Indian Air Force.