Rolls-Royce to continue USAF C-130J fleet support
Rolls-Royce will support the US Air Force (USAF’s) C-130J transport aircraft fleet in 2013 under a new contract announced on 11 February. The $97.3 million MissionCare contract covers sustainment services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as the nacelles and propellers on the USAF C-130J fleet.
The Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engine is part of the AE product family. The contract also includes logistics and programme management support, engineering services, spares and technical data support.
MissionCare is the Rolls-Royce suite of services tailored to each military customer’s needs. The USAF contract is now in the sixth option year, providing a variety of support for the fleet of C-130J aircraft. According to the company, throughout this period, Rolls-Royce has met availability metrics every year, helping the USAF meet its combat deployments overseas, and maintaining greater than 90 percent parts and fleet availability.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, president – defence customer services, said: ‘We are proud that the US Air Force has again chosen Rolls-Royce to deliver our innovative and cost effective MissionCare support. Rolls-Royce has worked hard to develop service support that aligns our efforts with customer requirements for mission readiness.’
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