Rolls-Royce wins T-45 engine services contract
Rolls-Royce is to provide support for the F405 Adour engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training aircraft under a $103.3 million MissionCare contract awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD).
The contract will see Rolls-Royce provide inventory control, as well as integrated logistics support and required engineering elements for both the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system.
The agreement, administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), reflects ‘the continued success of MissionCare support for the US Navy’, the company said. Rolls-Royce uses MissionCare to apply commercial ‘power by the hour’ principles to the unique requirements of the defence industry.
The contract exercises the fourth option year to provide guaranteed engine availability. This includes support ranging from on-wing through intermediate and depot level maintenance, under a five-year base contract that began in 2008. It will see comprehensive propulsion services provided to more than 200 aircraft, operating at four main US Naval Air Stations - Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida; and Patuxent River, Maryland.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, president of defence services, said: ‘Our MissionCare contract with the US Navy is one of our most successful partnerships and we take great pride in supporting the training of new aviators for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. We look forward to another successful year, working in partnership with our customer to maximise engine availability for training missions.’
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