By RTT News, October 07, 2013, 03:06:00 AM EDT
(RTTNews.com) - Rolls-Royce(RR.L, RYCEY.PK), Monday said it was awarded two contracts worth a combined value of up to $496 million, to provide T56 engines on US government aircraft. Under a six-year contract awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency, Rolls-Royce will provide parts, plus field and engineering support, for thousands of T56 engines. The $406 million worth contract will support about 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.
Another contract for five-years 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. This is renewable annually and is valued at $17 million for the first year.
Separately, the company said Japan Airlines has decided to place an order of 31 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The Trent XWB engine benefits from a close partnership with Japanese partners Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, IHI Corporation, and Sumitomo Precision Products as well as other Japanese suppliers.
For comments and feedback: contact firstname.lastname@example.org