Rolls-Royce has been awarded a US$103.3 million MissionCare contract by the US Department of Defense to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.
The contract reflects the continued success of MissionCare support for the US Navy and 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. Rolls-Royce uses MissionCare to apply commercial Power By The Hour principles to the unique requirements of the defence industry.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – 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 maximize engine availability for training missions.”
Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Rolls-Royce will 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.
This contract provides comprehensive propulsion services to more than 200 aircraft, operating at four main Naval Air Stations – Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida; and Patuxent River, Maryland.