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Rolls-Royce secures £350m Typhoon support contract
Rolls-Royce has secured a support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence for the maintenance and repair of the EJ200 engine, which is used to power the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Typhoon aircraft.
The contract worth almost £350 million will see Rolls-Royce continue to provide support and undertake a number of services including the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engine and modules, provision of spares and aircraft ground equipment management.
Rolls-Royce and the UK MOD’s procurement arm, Defence Equipment and Support agreed the engine support contract (EJISS), which will deliver cost savings, as a follow-on to the 10 year Partnered Support Operational Phase arrangement.
Paul Craig, President Defence Services, said: “The signature of the EJISS contract has been as a result of two years of collaboration with the UK Ministry of Defence to ensure an affordable and robust support solution was defined and contracted for the EJ200 engine.
“The work carried out under this arrangement will enable Rolls-Royce to continue to provide the essential repair and maintenance needed to power the engines for the Typhoon aircraft.”
The EJ200 has been in service for over two decades and is currently operated globally with countries including UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria. With over 1,200 engines in service and over 500 aircraft, the EJ200, utilises next generation technology to deliver exceptional thrust to weight ratio, making it ideal for the most demanding military aircraft applications. The significant technology incorporated into the engine drives low cost of ownership through low part counts, low fuel consumption and high reliability.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Defence Minister, added: “This contract will ensure our upgraded Typhoon fleet continues to dominate the skies in the decades to come. Not only will this contract help to maintain our world-class jets, it secures 175 jobs across the UK and boosts the skills base our world-leading defence industry relies upon.”