Rolls-Royce Awarded MissionCare Contract for C-130J Engine Support to Royal Norwegian Air Force

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rolls-Royce announces a $23 million support services and spares contract for AE 2100D3 engines with the U.S. Air Force. The engines are installed in C-130J military transport aircraft intended for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF).

"This MissionCare contract is extremely important for Rolls-Royce and the U.S. Air Force as it opens the door for future international opportunities and broadens the reach of this versatile transport aircraft," says Dennis Jarvi, President Defense North America for Rolls-Royce. "We will continue to deliver superior services to the U.S. Air Force and look forward to building on this by providing the Royal Norwegian Air Force with propulsion system support that will help them meet their mission needs."

This MissionCare contract is modelled after the USAF Power By The Hour contract to provide a comprehensive propulsion support package to the RNoAF on a per engine flight hour basis. The contract covers on-site technical support, maintenance support, training, spare parts, supply replenishment with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the engine, and R391 Dowty propeller.

The C-130 has been the U.S. Air Force's primary tactical transport and special mission aircraft since 1956, powered by Rolls-Royce T56 engines. The "J" version of the aircraft, powered by AE 2100D3 engines, continues that legacy.

The sale of C-130J military transport aircraft to RNoAF will increase Norway's ability to provide intra-theater lift for its troops serving in peacekeeping and humanitarian relief operations worldwide.