Subscribe Free
in Defence

Saudi Arabia awards new Tornado engine support contract to Rolls-Royce

Posted 16 January 2013 · Add Comment

Following agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, under the Saudi British Defence Cooperation Programme, Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to provide support for engines powering the Royal Saudi Air Force fleet of Tornado combat aircraft.



Above:
The Rolls-Royce RB199 powers the Tornado.
Courtesy Rolls-Royce


The four-year agreement provides the repair of modules, accessories and components and a package of new spares for the Tornado's RB199 engines.

The contract has been agreed with the Saudi Maintenance and Supply Chain Management Company which acts as the logistics supplier to BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. It enables the Royal Saudi Air Force to benefit from a schedule of fixed price maintenance which seeks to reduce the cost of engine operations.

Nick Durham, Rolls-Royce President of Customer Business - Defence, said:

"We are delighted to have concluded this agreement which will provide the Royal Saudi Air Force with support for its fleet of RB199 engines over the next four years. The Air Force is a longstanding and valued customer and we will continue to work together to provide the best possible support for its expanding Rolls-Royce engine fleet."

The Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC) will conduct some of the RB199 module repair work in support of this contract in its recently opened facilities in Riyadh. Rolls-Royce is also assisting MEPC to build up its capability to support T56 engines powering the Royal Saudi Air Force's C-130 military transport fleet.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

IDEX ends on a high as UAE orders more C-17s

The UAE armed forces decision to order two additional Boeing C-17 transporter aircraft left the organising committee of IDEX – the Abu Dhabi defence show – on a high.

Emirates chief hints at legal action against US "subsidy" critics

In a hard-hitting interview with global financial news service Reuters, Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark, has called for the right of reply to the 55-page dossier prepared by three American airlines claiming unfair subsidies

VIDEO: Delta Airlines apologises for Gulf airlines terrorism link slur

Delta Airlines has issued an apology after its CEO, Richard Anderson, appeared to link Gulf-based air carriers with the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a CNN interview.

UAE is on top of the world for aviation safety compliance

The UAE has recorded the best results in an ICAO safety audit, rating it the highest in the world for compliance.

DC Aviation - Al Futtaim gets AOC for Dubai World Central operations

Dubai World Central FBO and aircraft operator, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, has been issued its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

French celebrations as Egypt confirms Rafale order

France's defence minister arrived in Cairo today to sign the formal documents with the Egyptian government for the purchase of 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets.

Turkish Aviation Academy
See us at
Airline E&M Middle East 2015Smart Airport Border TechnologyWorld Aviation Summit 2015Future Borders 2015AVIATION AFRICA 2015