October 7, 2013
Rolls-Royce awarded up to $496m for T56 engine support
Rolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts worth a combined value up to $496m to support T56 engines on US government aircraft. Under a $406m, 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 $90m 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 $17m for the first year.