Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $57.1 million contract to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force.
The award, the final option year of a five-year MissionCare™ contract, includes repair and support services, with work carried out at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Oakland, California, as well as fleet support at customer bases. The contract for work in 2013-14 was awarded through the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President - Defence Services, said, "Rolls-Royce is committed to providing innovative and affordable support to our US military customers. We are focused on keeping their aircraft flying while continually seeking new solutions that will enhance their mission capability in future."
Robust and combat-proven, the Rolls-Royce AE 1107 turboshaft is part of the AE product family, which has over 5,800 engines in service and more than 58 million flight hours. The AE 1107 exclusively powers the growing V-22 fleet for the US Marine Corps and Air Force.
Rolls-Royce has developed engine modifications to deliver 17 percent additional power to the AE 1107. These enhancements are being implemented under the MissionCare support contract and have increased "hot and high" performance while significantly increasing time on wing.
In addition to a dedicated team of Field Service Representatives, Rolls-Royce supports the AE 1107C engine fleet through the Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, providing 24/7 real-time engineering support for V-22 operators.
Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Dec 17, 2013