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Rolls-Royce lands a $400 mn contract for V-22 AE1107C engines support

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Rolls-Royce lands a $400 mn contract for V-22 AE1107C engines support
 
Rolls-Royce Corp. has been awarded $407,772,386 contract to provide MissionCare maintenance support for the V-22 AE1107C engines for the US Marine Corps and US Air Force, the US Department of Defense stated yesterday on its website. Contractor will provide engines support through the MissionCare logistics concept.
     
Rolls Royce lands 400 mn contract for V 22 AE1107C engines support 640 001A CV-22 Osprey aircraft from the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., flies Jan. 31, 2009, over Florida's Emerald Coast
(Credit: USAF/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)
     
"MissionCare is a performance-based logistics concept that includes an engine hourly charge based on hours flown; program management, which covers integrated logistics support, including support equipment," explained the US DoD. According to Rolls-Royce, 24/7 technical support, specialised fleet data analysis capability and local, regional & global support networks are utilised to provide unparalleled support services.

The AE 1107C-Liberty (T406) is a 6,000-shp class turboshaft engine manufactured by Rolls-Royce at its facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The AE 1107C-Liberty was developed as the T406 for the Bell Helicopter Textron/Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor military transport aircraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Air Force (AFSOC).

The V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft takes off and lands like a helicopter, but flies like an airplane. Powered by twin Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines, Osprey fly at twice the speed, with three times the payload and up to five times the range, of conventional helicopters. The U.S. government approved full-rate production for the aircraft in September 2005 and awarded a multi-year procurement contract for 167 aircraft in March 2008.