Rolls-Royce Awarded $83.7 Million Contract for V-22 Engines for US Marines
and Air Force
RESTON, Va. -- February 12, 2013
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded an $83.7
million contract for engines to power 19 V-22 aircraft operated by the US
Marine Corps and Air Force.
The contract, a modification of a prior agreement, includes a total of 38
Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana. The
contract was awarded through the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River,
Tom Bell, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence, said, “This contract demonstrates
the trust the US Marine Corps and Air Force have in the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C
engines which power their V-22 fleets.”
“Delivering reliable power is our constant focus at Rolls-Royce and we are
dedicated to keeping those fleets mission ready for our customers.”
The Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engine is part of the AE product family, which has
over 5,500 engines in service and more than 54 million flight hours, and
exclusively powers the growing V-22 fleet for the US Marine Corps and Air
Force. In addition to a dedicated team of Field Service Representatives,
Rolls-Royce also supports the AE 1107C engine fleet through the new Defense
Operations Center in Indianapolis, providing 24/7 real-time engineering
support for V-22 operators.
Notes to Editors:
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for
use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in
global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base
comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and
helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers,
including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
3. Annual underlying revenues were $17.7 billion* in 2011, of which more than
half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book
stood at $94 billion* at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels
4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing
and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees
5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested $1.4 billion* on research and development,
two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental
performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres,
which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment
and to further developing employee skills.
*Based on current exchange rates
External Communications Manager
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