The new contracts cover Low Rate Initial Production of 17 LiftSystems for F-35B aircraft, plus support, for two contract periods (LRIP 7-8), and were agreed between Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney, the propulsion provider for the F-35 program.
His Excellency, Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways, Group CEO; Fabrice Brégier, Airbus, President and Chief Executive; and Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce, President - Aerospace, attended a formal aircraft handover ceremony at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs.
They have signed a final agreement to create a jointly-owned company that will design, develop, produce and support accessory drive train transmissions (ADT) for all of Rolls-Royce's future civil aircraft engines.
RRPS, which previously operated as Tognum AG, is a world leader in reciprocating engines, propulsion and distributed energy systems. It is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in Southern Germany and employs around 11,000 people.
They will supply of the accessory drive train and oil tank on the Trent XWB-97 engine that will power three versions of the upcoming Airbus A350: the A350-1000, A350-900R (ultra-long-range) and A350-900F (Freighter).