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Rolls-Royce lands $20M maintenance contract

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Rolls-Royce Corp. won a $20.3 million contract extension to provide maintenance services for the helicopter engines it makes for the U.S. military, the Department of Defense said Monday.

About 30 percent of the work will be performed at the manufacturer’s facility in Indianapolis by November 2013; the remainder will occur in Oakland, Calif.

The contract calls for Rolls-Royce to provide a range of services including low-power repairs, program management and site support for the turboshaft engines that power Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the Air Force, Navy and Special Operations Command.

Last year, the Indianapolis operation won a $160.6 million contract to make the engines.

Rolls-Royce’s Indianapolis manufacturing facility employs about 4,300, making the British aerospace firm the city’s second-largest manufacturer behind Eli Lilly and Co.

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  • Jim's got it wrong
    Jim what are you talking about. The program started during the Reagan years. I worked on it then. The engine they are talking about is the 1107 and it is the only engine spec'd for that airframe. Its a great engine for a great aircraft. Later a president (ever heard of Clinton??) tried to kill the program over the course of its development. Jim I think you got your wires crossed.
  • Another Obama Admin Program
    Let's give credit to Obama and the Administration for awarding this contract. This was done in spite of GOP attempt to block the President's recovery program and agenda. What has the GOP done to help the economy? Nothing. That is it. We know who understands the economy and the needs of the people.

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