Rolls-Royce wins $1.2bn US defence services contract

27 November 2019 (Last Updated November 27th, 2019 14:23)

British engineering company Rolls-Royce has won a $1.2bn five-year MissionCare contract for the maintenance of AE 1107C engines on US marine corps, navy and airforce V-22 aircraft.

Rolls-Royce wins $1.2bn US defence services contract
Rolls-Royce wins US defence services contract worth $1.2bn for the maintenance of AE 1107C engines on US V-22 aircraft. Credit: Rolls-Royce plc.

British engineering company Rolls-Royce has won a $1.2bn five-year MissionCare contract for the maintenance of AE 1107C engines on US marine corps, navy and airforce V-22 aircraft.

Under the MissionCare contract, the company will be responsible for propulsion system support on a ‘Power by the Hour’ basis.

The company said that Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines are assembled at the company’s largest facility in Indianapolis, US.

The AE 1107C engines are part of the AE engine family, which has been providing reliable service in military and civilian aircraft. The AE engine fleet has more than 77 million hours of service globally.

Rolls-Royce has taken up a $600m programme to modernise and upgrade technology at the facilities in Indianapolis, which is expected to result in an advanced manufacturing operation.

Rolls-Royce services president Paul Craig 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 airforce and contribute to the success of V-22 missions around the world.”

The British company has operations in 27 states across the US, from southern California to Walpole, Massachusetts. The company supports over 52,000 jobs across the US, adding nearly $9bn to the nation’s economy every year.

Since 2013, the company has invested around $1bn in research and development in the US.

The company serves customers in more than 150 countries, including more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, as well as 160 armed forces, 70 navies. Its customers include more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Rolls-Royce has delivered approximately 1,000 AE 1107C engines for the V-22 fleet in operation around the world.

The company said that the fleet of over 375 MV-22s and CV-22s in service has recently crossed 500,000 flight hours.