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Rolls-Royce wins UK C-130 and VC10 support contracts

28th May 2012 - 14:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rolls-Royce has announced that it has secured contract extensions for the ongoing engine support of the UK’s C-130 Hercules transport and VC10 tanker aircraft fleets. The contracts, announced 28 May, 2012, are worth almost £100 million to the company.

According to the company, following this amendment, the Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) contract, which is delivered jointly by Rolls-Royce, Marshall Aerospace and Lockheed Martin, will provide support for the C-130 fleet until 2015.

Rolls-Royce teams in the UK and Indianapolis in the US provide comprehensive servicing for the AE 2100D3 engine, which powers the C-130J aircraft and the T56 engine on the C-130K.

The company will also continue Rolls to provide technical support for Conway engines, which will power the VC10 tanker until it finishes service in 2013. The company provided around-the-clock support for Conway engines that powered the VC10 tanker aircraft during the UK’s Operation Ellamy in Libya last year.

Rolls-Royce spokesperson, Paul Craig, said of the contracts, ‘It is particularly pleasing that we have continued to deliver high levels of aircraft availability at a time when both the C-130 and VC10 have recently been involved in high tempo operations. Our innovative approach, which continues to ensure availability for critical operations, has been greatly appreciated by the RAF.’

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