Rolls-Royce expands US Air Force C-130J support with $182.7 million contract
Friday, 21 February 2014
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract for $182.7 million by the US Air Force to expand the company's support of the C-130J transport fleet.
The MissionCare™ contract covers sustainment services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as 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. The Air Force increased its order for spares and spare parts, as well as adding Rolls-Royce Field Service Representatives at two new bases.
Rolls-Royce now provides C-130J support at 12 US Air Force bases, with 10 in the US and two overseas.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence Customer Services, said, "We continually seek new ways to deliver innovative and cost effective support to the US Air Force and we are delighted to be expanding our services on their behalf."
Through MissionCare, Rolls-Royce offers a suite of services, tailored to each military customer's needs. The US Air Force contract is in the seventh 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 5,800 engines in service and nearly 60 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's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These businesses address their markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.
- Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. MIPS comprises Marine, Energy, Nuclear and Power Systems. Power Systems includes Rolls-Royce's 50% ownership of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS), a joint venture with Daimler AG. RRPS was fully consolidated in the results of Rolls-Royce plc for the first time in 2013.
- Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and 1,600 energy and nuclear customers in 120 countries.
- Annual underlying revenue was £15.5 billion in 2013, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £71.6 billion at 31 December 2013.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 55,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 45 countries. Over 17,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2013, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 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. In 2013 we employed 379 graduates and 288 apprentices to our programmes worldwide.