Lien : http://www.rolls-royce.com/defence/news/2009/210409_missioncare_marine_corps.jsp
Rolls-Royce awarded $106 million Missioncare™ contract for KC-130J engine support to U.S. Marine Corps
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Rolls-Royce today announced a $106 million MissionCare™ contract with U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide support for Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3-powered KC-130J tanker aircraft, flown by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The contract covers one base year plus three option years and is the second AE 2100D3 support contract Rolls-Royce has been awarded this year.
Contrat intéressant pour RR.
Dennis Jarvi, President Defense North America for Rolls-Royce, said:
“Rolls-Royce has been providing support services to the USMC KC-130J program since 2003 and we are pleased to build on that long standing relationship. MissionCare will deliver improved mission readiness with more predictable costs to the USMC, supporting the propulsion system throughout its entire lifecycle.”
Le Militaire commence à voir certains avantages de choses qui existent das le Civil !
MissionCare is a comprehensive engine-care program customized to meet the needs of Rolls-Royce defense customers. The KC-130J MissionCare contract is truly "power by the hour” - a single contract line item number is used to pay a fixed price based on aircraft hours flown. Contract performance is measured almost exclusively against the fleet-driven performance metric of engine availability.
Ceci peut donner, évidemment, une grande sécurité, .. un 'confort'... aux Militaires sur les plans purement militaire...... et budgétaire.
Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by NAVAIR at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, Rolls-Royce will provide engine management, support, trouble shooting, parts supply and logistics support for the aircraft, operating at three U.S. Marine Air Stations: Miramar, CA, Cherry Point, NC and Okinawa, Japan.
Pas mal ! Et ces contrats militaires sont bien utiles pour la stabilité du "business" de RR !