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Rolls-Royce announces US aircraft engine contracts

A reflection of a Rolls Royce Trent 900 turbofan engine is seen at an event to mark the arrival of a British Airways Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport in London on July 4, 2013Rolls-Royce, the British maker of aircraft engines, announced on Monday that it had won two maintenance contracts from the US government worth together up to $496 million (365 million euros). Rolls-Royce will provide parts and maintenance for thousands of T56 engines powering US military aircraft, under a six-year contract worth $406 million, the company said in a statement.