Rolls-Royce awarded $75 million Missioncare contract for V-22 Osprey engine support
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Indianapolis, IN -- Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $75 million MissionCare™ contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Under the eleven-month contract, which includes four option years, logistics support will be provided for the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines that power the U.S. Marine Corps’ MV-22 Osprey and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Osprey. The total contract has a potential value exceeding $600 million.
Dennis Jarvi, Rolls-Royce, President - Defense North America, said: “This contract further strengthens Rolls-Royce’s long-standing relationship with our U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force customers. Our ability to deliver innovative support solutions allows us to improve product performance, readiness, efficiency and generate cost savings for the U.S. forces as they accomplish their critical missions.”
This MissionCare contract will provide a full suite of engine management services support for more than 250 aircraft. The services will include engine management and repair, logistics support, and field service representatives at six V-22 operating locations in the U.S.
The V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft takes off and lands like a helicopter, but flies like an airplane. Powered by twin Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines, Osprey fly at twice the speed, with three times the payload and up to five times the range, of conventional helicopters. The U.S. government approved full-rate production for the aircraft in September 2005 and awarded a multi-year procurement contract for 167 aircraft in March 2008.
MissionCare is a comprehensive engine-care program customized to meet the needs of Rolls-Royce defense customers. The AE 1107C MissionCare contract is truly "power by the hour” with payment calculated on a fixed price based on aircraft hours flown.
- Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising 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 an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 38,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment, and to further developing employee skills.
- In 2009, Rolls-Royce invested £864 million on 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.
- Annual underlying revenues were £10.1 billion in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book stood at £58.3 billion at 31 December 2009, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- In North America, Rolls-Royce employs more than 8,000 people in 66 locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces. The region is home to several of the company’s global businesses including Energy (Ohio), Defense and Helicopters (Indiana). Corporate headquarters for the region is in Virginia. Each year Rolls-Royce businesses in North America generate roughly 35% of global sales.