US DoD awards F405 engine contract to Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has won a $103.3m (£64.5m) Missioncare contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.

The contract exercises the fourth option year to provide guaranteed engine availability, including support ranging from on-wing through intermediate and depot-level maintenance.

Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command, Rolls-Royce will provide inventory control, plus integrated logistics support and required engineering elements for the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system.