Rolls-Royce awarded $97.3 million US Air Force services contract
Monday, 11 February 2013
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $97.3 million contract from the US Air Force to support its C-130J transport fleet in 2013.
The MissionCare™ contract covers sustainment services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as the nacelles and propellers on the US Air Force C-130J fleet. The work includes logistics and program management support, engineering services, spares and technical data support.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence Customer Services, said,"We are proud that the US Air Force has again chosen Rolls-Royce to deliver our innovative and cost effective MissionCare™ support. Rolls-Royce has worked hard to develop service support that aligns our efforts with customer requirements for mission readiness."
Through MissionCare, Rolls-Royce offers a suite of services, tailored to each military customer’s needs. The US Air Force contract is in the sixth option year, providing a variety of support for the fleet of C-130J aircraft. Rolls-Royce has met availability metrics every year, while helping the USAF meet its combat deployments overseas. Through proactive fleet management, Rolls-Royce has maintained greater than 90 percent parts and fleet availability.
The Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engine is part of the AE product family, which has over 5,500 engines in service and more than 54 million flight hours. Rolls-Royce also supports the C-130J engine fleet through its new Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, providing 24/7 real-time engineering support for operators of a variety of aircraft for the USAF and other military branches.
- 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.
- 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.
- Annual underlying revenues were $17.7 billion* in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at $94 billion* at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested $1.4 billion* on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
*Based on current exchange rates