Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $99.9 million contract by the US Department of Defense Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River to provide "power by the hour" support for the F405 engines on the US Navy's Boeing/BAE Systems T-45 Goshawk trainers.

This exercises the third year of the contract to provide guaranteed engine availability, which includes support ranging from on-wing through intermediate and depot level maintenance, under the base contract signed in 2008. The total value of the contract is $476.91 million over a five-year term.

The contract covers more than 200 aircraft, operating at four main naval air stations - Kingsville, Texas; Meridian, Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida; and Patuxent River, Maryland.

Source: Flight International