Rolls-Royce has signed a £75 million MissionCare contract with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to support the Adour engines which power its fleet of Hawk aircraft.
The five-year contract covers the overhaul of the fleet of 26 Adour Mk871 engines, an annual training program for RMAF engineers and the calibration, maintenance, and re-certification of the Adour test bed located at the Kuantan Air Base. The RMAF will also be supported by an in-country technical representative and have access to the Rolls-Royce Operations Center for 24/7 technical support.
The RMAF operates both the trainer and light combat variant of the BAE Systems Hawk and is a leading operator of the Adour Mk871, accumulating more than 43,000 flying hours on the engine.
"This long-term MissionCare contract has enabled Rolls-Royce to provide the RMAF with improved support and capability and the additional benefit of a predictable budget cycle," says Benjamin Downing, VP Customer Business at Rolls-Royce Defense Aerospace. "The Adour has been a hugely successful engine and we believe that there are great opportunities for Rolls-Royce to further improve the support and performance of the installed fleet by partnering with customers like the RMAF to develop innovative solutions."
"Rolls-Royce has been instrumental in assisting the RMAF to adopt the most suitable solution for its Adour Mk871 engines. We are confident this excellent partnership will continue towards generating a genuine 'win-win' situation for the coming years," says General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azizan bin Ariffin, Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force. "Rolls-Royce has made a major contribution to the Malaysian aerospace industry. The longstanding professional relationship between the RMAF and Rolls-Royce has seen many significant achievements and the long-term effects have been outstandingly beneficial to both parties."