Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $97.3 million contract from the US Air Force to support its C-130J transport fleet in 2013.
The MissionCare™ contract covers sustainment services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as the nacelles and propellers on the US Air Force C-130J fleet. The work includes logistics and program management support, engineering services, spares and technical data support.
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."
Through MissionCare, Rolls-Royce offers a suite of services, tailored to each military customer's needs. The US Air Force contract is in the sixth option year, providing a variety of support for the fleet of C-130J aircraft. Rolls-Royce has met availability metrics every year, while helping the USAF meet its combat deployments overseas. Through proactive fleet management, Rolls-Royce has maintained greater than 90 percent parts and fleet availability.
The Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engine is part of the AE product family, which has over 5,500 engines in service and more than 54 million flight hours. Rolls-Royce also supports the C-130J engine fleet through its new Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, providing 24/7 real-time engineering support for operators of a variety of aircraft for the USAF and other military branches.