Rolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts worth a combined value up to $496 million to support T56 engines on U.S. government aircraft.
Under a $406 million, six-year contract, Rolls-Royce will provide parts, plus field and engineering support, for thousands of T56 engines. The contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency and will support approximately 1,000 C-130, P-3 and C-2 aircraft in service with the US Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Customs and Border Control and international fleets.
A separate contract from the US Navy for up to $90 million includes engine repairs for E-2 Hawkeye aircraft, which are powered by two T56-A-427 engines. The five-year contract is renewable annually and is valued at $17 million for the first year.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President Defense Services, said, "These contracts demonstrate our continued success in supporting our customers and the thousands of Rolls-Royce T56 engines powering their operations. Our mission remains the same: to keep these fleets in the air as their operators require, and we will continue to focus on innovative solutions to provide affordable support for our customers."
Rolls-Royce T56 engines have been in production since the 1950s and have been proven in the field as dependable and efficient powerplants operating around the globe. The T56 engine fleet has accumulated more than 200 million engine flight hours.