Rolls-Royce announces new 10-year agreements for T56 authorized maintenance centers

Monday, 14 May 2012

Indianapolis, US – Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced a new ten-year agreement covering its global network of T56 engine Authorized Maintenance Centers (AMCs). Approximately 6,500 T56 engines are in service globally, powering aircraft including the C-130 Hercules and the P-3 Orion.

Members of the AMC network are authorized by Rolls-Royce to perform overhaul and repair on all T56 Series military and commercial engines.

Each AMC has decades of experience maintaining T56 engines, demonstrating technical expertise and dependable support to T56 operators. The Rolls-Royce AMC global network has been serving T56 customers for nearly 20 years and the new agreements will be in place until 2021.

Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President Defence Services, said, "The global services network demonstrates the continued commitment by Rolls-Royce to provide customers with the highest standard of support. Wherever T56 operators are around the world, they can find a Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center to provide the quality engine support they need to enable them to deliver their missions."

The AMC network includes: Standard Aero (Canada); Samsung Techwin (Korea); Vector Aerospace (UK); Turbopower (US); STA Engines (Singapore); Airod Techno Power (Malaysia); OGMA – Industria Aeronautica de Portugal (Portugal); Segers Aerospace (US) and Hellenic Aerospace Industry (Greece). Additionally, Rolls-Royce operates two T56-501D Factory Maintenance Centers -- Rolls-Royce Engine Services Oakland (US) and Rolls-Royce Brazil.

  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 revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. 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.
  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.
  8. The Rolls-Royce T56 engine has been in production for 58 years, holding the record as the longest-running continuous production engine in the large turboprop class. More than 16,500 T56 engines have been produced, on aircraft including C-130 Hercules, C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and P-3 Orion. Rated at 3,250-5,800 shaft horsepower, the T56 engine is in use in 70 countries around the world, powering military and commercial aircraft, and has amassed 225 million operating hours.

For further information, please contact:

Joel Reuter
Director of Communications,
Rolls-Royce North America
Tel:+1 (317) 230-6662
Mobile:+1 (317) 410-1000
Email: joel.reuter@rolls-royce.com

Nick Britton
Rolls-Royce - Defence Communications
Tel:+44 7870 242620 (UK)
Email: nick.britton@rolls-royce.com

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