Rolls-Royce awarded US$103.3 million engine services contract for US Navy T-45 trainer aircraft

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a US$103.3 million MissionCareTM contract by the US Department of Defense to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.

The contract reflects the continued success of MissionCare support for the US Navy and exercises the fourth option year to provide guaranteed engine availability. This includes support ranging from on-wing through intermediate and depot level maintenance, under a five-year base contract that began in 2008. Rolls-Royce uses MissionCare to apply commercial Power By The Hour® principles to the unique requirements of the defence industry.

Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence Services, said: "Our MissionCare contract with the US Navy is one of our most successful partnerships and we take great pride in supporting the training of new aviators for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. We look forward to another successful year, working in partnership with our customer to maximize engine availability for training missions."

Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Rolls-Royce will provide inventory control, as well as integrated logistics support and required engineering elements for both the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system.

This contract provides comprehensive propulsion services to more than 200 aircraft, operating at four main Naval Air Stations - Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida; and Patuxent River, Maryland.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
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