Saudi Typhoon Engine Contract Worth up to 1 Billion Pounds to Rolls-Royce

Released on Friday, December 7, 2007
Saudi Arabia
Typhoon T
ITP - Industria de Turbo Propulsores
RAF - Royal Air Force
Rolls-Royce announced today that the engine element of the Salam Project, covering the purchase and support of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be worth up to £1 billion for the EJ200 engines and support.

The Salam government-to-government contract covers the sale and support of a fleet of 72 Typhoon aircraft that will be operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Martin Fausset, Rolls-Royce Managing Director - Defence Aerospace, said: "As the prime contractor for the EJ200 engine on Salam for the EUROJET consortium, this contract will be of significant benefit for Rolls-Royce and our partners - MTU Aero Engines, ITP and Avio. It continues our long-standing relationship with the Royal Saudi Air Force and will contribute to the growth of our defence business."

Rolls-Royce has a 36 per cent share of the production work for the EJ200 engine that powers the Eurofighter Typhoon twin-engine combat aircraft. The European consortium EUROJET has overall responsibility for the EJ200.

The EJ200 programme sustains approximately 4,000 high-value jobs throughout Rolls-Royce and its supply chain, with activity centred at the Rolls-Royce facility in Bristol, from where the programme is managed and engines for the RAF's Eurofighters are assembled and tested.

Major components for the engine are also produced at Rolls-Royce sites at Ansty, Derby, Hucknall and Sunderland.

Source: Saudi typhoon programme worth up to £1 billion to Rolls-Royce

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