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Rolls-Royce signs £350m EJ200 engine support contract with MoD

Posted 12 August 2019 · Add Comment

Rolls-Royce has agreed a support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the maintenance and repair of the EJ200 engine which powers the fleet of Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets.


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The contract will see Rolls-Royce continue to provide support to the engines that power the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon aircraft 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. Approximately 175 Rolls-Royce jobs in Bristol, RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and RAF Lossiemouth in Moray will be supported as part of the contract.

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.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Defence Minister said: “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.”

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.

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.”

 

 

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