Rolls-Royce Awarded $99.9 M for US Navy T-45 Trainer Engine Support

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $99.9 million MissionCare(tm) contract by the US Department of Defense Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy's T-45 training aircraft. 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. MissionCare is used within the Rolls-Royce Defence sector to apply commercial Power By The Hour(r) principles to the unique requirements of the defence industry. Total value of the contract is $476.91 million over the five-year term. Patricia O'Connell, Rolls-Royce, President, Customer Business Defence, stated: "We are proud of our continued partnership with the US Navy and its mission to prepare student aviators for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. We look forward to another successful year of providing the best engine readiness and availability." Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Rolls-Royce will provide all maintenance, support, troubleshooting, parts supply and logistics for both the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system. This contract provides comprehensive propulsion services to more than 200 aircraft, operating at four main Naval Air Stations - Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida and Patuxent River, Maryland. Work is expected to be completed in September 2012.

Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Oct 11, 2011