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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, 2013
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, 2013

Rolls-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.

It has won also a five-year deal from the US 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 in the statement.

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