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Rolls-Royce awarded $7 Million U.S. Air Force contract for engine management services

Tuesday, 22 September 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. 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.

  1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established strong positions in its four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. The company has a broad customer base including 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 facilities in 50 countries, Rolls-Royce employs more than 38,000 people worldwide and has businesses headquartered in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia and China. This global presence allows the Group to access long-term international growth opportunities with its technology, presence, partnerships and people.
  3. In 2008, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested $1.4 billion in 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.
  4. Rolls-Royce has services agreements in place with all branches of the U.S. military, including the Air Force, Marines, Army and Navy, plus the Coast Guard.
  5. TKC Aerospace (“TKCA”) is a 100% Alaskan Native-owned Corporation (ANC) with corporate headquarters located in Charleston, South Carolina. The company’s focus is aircraft procurement and modification, aerospace logistics support and professional staffing for government and commercial aerospace efforts/contracts.
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