LONDON -- Rolls-Royce (IW 1000/234), the British maker of aircraft engines, announced on Monday that it had won two maintenance contracts from the U.S. government worth together up to $496 million
Rolls-Royce will provide parts and maintenance for thousands of T56 engines powering U.S. military aircraft, under a six-year contract worth $406 million, the company said.
It has won also a five-year deal from the U.S. navy worth up to $90 million to deliver engine repairs to E-2 Hawkeye aircraft.
"These contracts demonstrate our continued success in supporting our customers and the thousands of Rolls-Royce T56 engines powering their operations," said Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President Defense Services.
"Our mission remains the same: to keep these fleets in the air as their operators require, and we will continue to focus on innovative solutions to provide affordable support for our customers," he added.
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