USAF exercises Rolls-Royce contract option

Feb. 21, 2014 at 12:50 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce is continuing its support for U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft under exercise of a seventh-year MissionCare contract option, the company announced.

The contract, which carries a value of $182.7 million, covers sustainment services for Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines, nacelles and propellers on the U.S. Air Force C-130J fleet.

Work under the contract will include logistics and program management support, engineering services, spares and technical data support.

The exercise of the option also came as the Air Force increased its order for spares and spare parts and added Rolls-Royce Field Service Representatives at two new bases.

"We continually seek new ways to deliver innovative and cost-effective support to the U.S. Air Force and we are delighted to be expanding our services on their behalf," said Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, president of Defense Customer Services.

The Rolls-Royce supports the C-130J engine fleet through its new Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, Ind., providing 24/7 real-time engineering support for operators of a variety of aircraft for the USAF and other military branches

Additional contract details were not disclosed.

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