You are here: Home > North America > News > 2009 > Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide comprehensive aircraft engine management services at seven military bases in the U.S.
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide comprehensive aircraft engine management services at seven military bases in the U.S. The five-year agreement is designed to improve efficiencies and cost-effectiveness for monitoring engine operational data and includes asset tracking and management in support of USAF airlift and aerial refueling missions.
Rolls-Royce has partnered with TKC Aerospace, an Alaskan Native-owned corporation, which will be performing specific engine management, planner/scheduler and documentation roles at the designated USAF locations. Rolls-Royce will provide a manager to oversee the team, based at Scott Air Force Base.
David Waggoner, President of Rolls-Royce Defense Services Inc. said: "We are pleased to be entering into this new partnership with the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command and consider this an important step toward providing enhanced support services to our Air Force customers. We have structured an innovative support solution that reduces risk and enables the USAF to concentrate on its primary mission."
The contract is administered by Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB in Illinois. The work will be performed at seven USAF locations - Dyess AFB, Texas; Dover AFB, Delaware; McConnell AFB, Kansas; Fairchild AFB, Washington; Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota; MacDill AFB, Florida; and Travis AFB, California.
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