October 28, 2009 - Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $90 million MissionCare™ contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at NATC Patuxent River to provide support for the F405-RR-401 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.
This contract exercises the first of four option years to the base contract signed last year. MissionCare is utilized within the Rolls-Royce Defense sector to apply commercial Power By The Hour® principles to the unique requirements of the defense business.
Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at NATC Patuxent River, Md., Rolls-Royce will provide all maintenance, support, trouble-shooting, parts supply and logistics for both the F405 engine and the aircraft gas turbine starting system. This contract provides comprehensive propulsion services to more than 200 aircraft, operating at three main Naval Air Stations - Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Miss. and Pensacola, Fla.
David Waggoner, President of Rolls-Royce Defense Services Inc., said, “This contract demonstrates the customer’s satisfaction with our performance. We are very proud of our partnership with the U.S. Navy and look forward to the opportunity to continue providing engine readiness and availability which allows the U.S. Navy to accomplish their critical training mission.”
Rolls-Royce manufactures the F405-RR-401 (Adour) engine in partnership with Turbomeca. Rolls-Royce has been involved with T-45 program support since inception through a variety of contracts awarded by both the U.S. Navy and Boeing.
Aftermarket services, of which MissionCare is an important part, account for more than 50 percent of the Group's underlying revenues.