Rolls-Royce's engine support continues

Oct. 11, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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RESTON, Va., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Department of Defense Naval Air Systems Command has selected Rolls-Royce provide support for the F405 engines that power the Navy's T-45 training aircraft.

The contract is valued at $99.9 million.

"We are proud of our continued partnership with the U.S. Navy and its mission to prepare student aviators for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions," said Patricia O'Connell, Rolls-Royce's president of Customer Business, Defense.

"We look forward to another successful year of providing the best engine readiness and availability."

Rolls-Royce said this exercises the third year of the contract to provide guaranteed engine availability, which includes support ranging from on-wing through intermediate- and depot-level maintenance, under the base contract signed in 2008.

The MissionCare contract is used within the Rolls-Royce Defense sector to apply commercial power-by-the-hour principles to the unique requirements of the defense industry. Total value of the contract is $476.91 million over the five-year term.

Under the agreement, Rolls-Royce will provide all maintenance, support, troubleshooting, parts supply and logistics for both the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system.

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