Under a £57 million contract signed in 2005, Rolls-Royce will provide a complete support package that will ensure the RAF always has enough EJ200 engines available to meet its expanding flying programme for the new Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, which has just entered service.
A long-term service contract worth £137 million has been agreed for our marine business to support Rolls-Royce gas turbines in service with the Royal Navy and the French, Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies. This service and support contract runs until 2017 and covers Olympus and Tyne engines powering 27 ships.
Both the civil aerospace and defence aerospace businesses are now running Operations Centres - based at Derby and Bristol respectively - providing 24-hour in-service support for customers. The centres monitor engine operations in real time, co-ordinating and integrating data that allow Rolls-Royce to provide better predictive information and operational advice to customers.
Malaysian oil and gas giant PETRONAS and Rolls-Royce have been fostering stronger customer/supplier links through a successful technology-transfer programme. The programme has seen Rolls-Royce increase the knowledge and expertise in gas turbine technology of key PETRONAS personnel. It has involved training and hands-on experience for PETRONAS participants at Rolls-Royce facilities in Europe and North America.