Rolls-Royce awarded $90m MV-22 contract

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $90m production contract for engines to power MV-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps.

The contract, a modification of a prior agreement, includes a total of 40 Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rolls-Royce has developed engine modifications to deliver 17 per cent additional power to the AE 1107C.

The contract was awarded through the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland.