Renewal for Rolls-Royce

The US Navy has extended an engine services contract with Rolls-Royce to provide support for the F405 engines which power T-45 training aircraft. The contract, which has been renewed for a fourth year, is worth $65m to Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce, the sole provider of logistics support for the F405 (Adour) engine within the US Navy inventory, says it has exceeded engine availability targets since the program began, supporting the US Navy’s advanced training mission.

The contract, developed in line with commercial Power By The Hour agreements under a fixed price per aircraft flight hours, has one option year remaining.

The contract is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at NATCPatuxentRiver and the work is split between Meridian and Kingsville, Texas, along with some functions at Patuxent River, Maryland. Rolls-Royce employs over 70 maintenance, supply and management personnel at the two bases in support of this program.

David Waggoner, President – Rolls-Royce Defense Services, said, ‘Our commitment to Performance-Based Logistics with the Department of Defense continues to provide improved readiness and reduced cost. This key contract is a good example of how PBL contracting delivers real-world results.’