27-Nov-2013 Source: US DoD
Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $57,146,970 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) to exercise an option for MissionCareTM maintenance services in support of the V-22’s inventory of AE1107C engines. The services being performed will include O-level supply support, Repair of Repairable engine components and whole engines, field service representatives, low power repairs, program management, various site support and delivery of all Contract Data Requirements Lists. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2015. Fiscal 2013 aircraft procurement, Air Force; fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation, Navy; fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement, Navy; fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy; fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy Reserve; fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy overseas contingency operations; fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Special Operations Command; fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Air Force overseas contingency operations contract funds in the amount of $57,146,970 will be obligated on this award, $55,580,178 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Three weeks later on 16th December, Rolls-Royce issued this press release:-
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $57.1 million contract to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force.
The award, the final option year of a five-year MissionCare™ contract, includes repair and support services, with work carried out at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Oakland, California, as well as fleet support at customer bases. The contract for work in 2013-14 was awarded through the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence Services, said, “Rolls-Royce is committed to providing innovative and affordable support to our US military customers. We are focused on keeping their aircraft flying while continually seeking new solutions that will enhance their mission capability in future.”
Robust and combat-proven, the Rolls-Royce AE 1107 turboshaft is part of the AE product family, which has over 5,800 engines in service and more than 58 million flight hours. The AE 1107 exclusively powers the growing V-22 fleet for the US Marine Corps and Air Force.
Rolls-Royce has developed engine modifications to deliver 17 percent additional power to the AE 1107. These enhancements are being implemented under the MissionCare support contract and have increased “hot and high” performance while significantly increasing time on wing.
In addition to a dedicated team of Field Service Representatives, Rolls-Royce supports the AE 1107C engine fleet through the Defense Operations Center in Indianapolis, providing 24/7 real-time engineering support for V-22 operators.