RM12 Engine engineer performing boroscope testing on the fan/compressor blade
Redditch, UK – GKN Aerospace has gained a 3-year contract extension worth more than $175 million, covering the technical product support, maintenance, and parts supply for the Gripen RM12 engines used in Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Thailand. The performance based logistics (PBL) agreement with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) extends the company’s existing work on this program until 2020.
GKN Aerospace has been a supplier of fighter engines to the Swedish Armed forces since 1930. Since 2010, GKN Aerospace has committed to guarantee full availability of the RM12 engines and GKN Aerospace is the type certificate holder of the engine in Sweden. The RM12 engine fleet has so far completed approximately 250,000 flight hours without any engine related serious incidents for the Gripen fighter aircraft. Technical product support, maintenance, and parts supply will continue to be performed at GKN Aerospace’s facility in Trollhattan, Sweden.
Source: GKN Aerospace