Rolls-Royce Corp.’s Indianapolis manufacturing facility has been selected by Maryland-based Lockheed Martin as the in-service support provider for the engines on the CC-130J military transport aircraft flown by the Canadian Air Force.
The six-year, $70 million contract actually could exceed $260 million over the life expectancy of the fleet, Rolls-Royce said in a written release.
Rolls-Royce will provide engine management and repair services, as well as logistics and on-site technical support. The company will partner with StandardAero of Winnipeg to provide some engine-repair services.
The new Canadian CC-130J aircraft are powered by four Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 advanced turboprop engines.
Rolls-Royce is a long-term supplier to the Canadian Air Force. Its propulsion systems power several of its aircraft, including the C-130, the CP 140 Aurora P3 and the Hawk Trainer for the NATO Flight Training Center in Canada.
Rolls-Royce, a British aerospace firm, employs about 4,300 in Indianapolis. The company has been awarded several U.S. military contracts during the past year worth hundreds of millions of dollars.