Rolls-Royce awarded $57.1 million services contract for AE 1107C engines for US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 aircraft

Monday, 16 December 2013

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $57.1 million contract to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force.

The award, the final option year of a five-year MissionCare™ contract, includes repair and support services, with work carried out at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Oakland, California, as well as fleet support at customer bases. The contract for work in 2013-14 was awarded through the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland.

Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President - Defence Services, said, "Rolls-Royce is committed to providing innovative and affordable support to our US military customers. We are focused on keeping their aircraft flying while continually seeking new solutions that will enhance their mission capability in future."

Robust and combat-proven, the Rolls-Royce AE 1107 turboshaft is part of the AE product family, which has over 5,800 engines in service and more than 58 million flight hours. The AE 1107 exclusively powers the growing V-22 fleet for the US Marine Corps and Air Force.

Rolls-Royce has developed engine modifications to deliver 17 percent additional power to the  AE 1107. These enhancements are being implemented under the MissionCare support contract and have increased "hot and high" performance while significantly increasing time on wing.

In addition to a dedicated team of Field Service Representatives, Rolls-Royce supports the AE 1107C engine fleet through the Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, providing 24/7 real-time engineering support for V-22 operators.

  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 300 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 £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £69.2 billion at 30 June 2013, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 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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