Rolls-Royce secures $1.2 bn defence services contract
Contract will maintain AE 1107C engines on US Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force V-22 aircraft
Rolls-Royce has secured a five-year MissionCare contract valued at $1.2 bn to maintain AE 1107C engines on US Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force V-22 aircraft.
The manufacturer has delivered nearly 1,000 AE 1107C engines to power the fleet of V-22 aircraft in operation around the world. The total fleet of more than 375 MV-22s and CV-22s in service recently topped 500,000 flight hours – or 1 million engine hours on the twin-engine aircraft. Under the Rolls-Royce MissionCare contract, the company will be responsible for all aspects of propulsion system support, on a Power by the Hour basis.
Contract will ensure warfighters focus on missions, not engines
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Services, said: “Rolls-Royce has supported the warfighter and these remarkable, revolutionary aircraft since they entered service in 2007. Our MissionCare services model ensures the warfighters are focused on their missions, not their engine availability. Rolls-Royce is proud to serve the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force and contribute to the success of V-22 missions around the world.”
Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines are assembled in Indianapolis, in the company’s largest facility in the US. The engines are part of the AE engine family, which has a proven record of reliable service in military and civilian aircraft. The AE engine fleet has topped 77 million hours of dependable service around the world.
$600 million investment will create advanced assembly operation
The manufacturer’s facilities in Indianapolis are nearing the completion of a $600 million investment to modernise and upgrade technology to create an advanced assembly operation.
Rolls-Royce employs 6,000 people in 27 states across the US, from southern California to Walpole, Massachusetts. The business supports more than 52,000 jobs across the US, adding nearly $9 billion to the nation’s economy each year.
Rolls-Royce has invested nearly $1 billion into Research and Development in the US since 2013.