Rolls-Royce signs £75m engine contract

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Rolls-Royce has signed a £75 million contract with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to support the Adour engines that power its fleet of BAE Hawk aircraft (pictured).

The five-year contract covers the overhaul of the fleet of 26 Adour Mk871 engines, an annual training programme for RMAF engineers and the calibration, maintenance and re-certification of the Adour test bed located at the Kuantan Air Base. The RMAF will also be supported by an in-country technical representative and have access to the Rolls-Royce Operations Centre for 24/7 technical support. The RMAF operates both the trainer and light combat variant of the BAE Systems Hawk and is a leading operator of the Adour Mk871, accumulating over 43,000 flying hours on the engine. Commenting on the new ‘MissionCare’ agreement Benjamin Downing, VP Customer Business at Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace, said: "This long-term MissionCare contract has enabled Rolls-Royce to provide the RMAF with improved support and capability and the additional benefit of a predictable budget cycle. "The Adour has been a hugely successful engine and we believe that there are great opportunities for Rolls-Royce to further improve the support and performance of the installed fleet by partnering with customers like the RMAF to develop innovative solutions."