January 19, 2013
Rolls-Royce wins new engine support contract in Saudi Arabia
Following agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, under the Saudi British Defence Co-operation Programme, Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a contract to provide support for engines powering the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet of Tornado combat aircraft. The four-year agreement provides the repair of modules, accessories and components and a package of new spares for the Tornado’s RB199 engines. The contract has been agreed with the Saudi Maintenance and Supply Chain Management Company which acts as the logistics supplier to BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. It enables the Royal Saudi Air Force to benefit from a schedule of fixed price maintenance which seeks to reduce the cost of engine operations.