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Serco Awarded Contract to Continue to Support Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules


Serco Awarded Contract to Continue to Support Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules

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Royal Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Disposal
Royal Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

Serco, the international provider of services to Governments, has been awarded a 12 month contract extension to continue to support the C-130J Hercules based at RAF Brize Norton. Serco’s team of Propulsion, Airframe and Electrical Technicians repair the AE2100 engine for the C130J Hercules, as well as its attached components such as fuel pumps, oil pumps, engine control units, and the engine nacelles. Additionally, our logistics specialists support the operation of the Hercules aircraft and the repair of the AE2100 engine for Rolls-Royce. Serco team handles all AE2100 engines or spare parts for the UK’s Hercules fleet on base or liaise with engine maker Rolls Royce for repair in North America.

Commenting on the contract extension, Keith Hillas, Interim Managing Director of Serco’s UK defence business, said: “We are proud that Serco is trusted to provide complex specialist engineering, logistical and operational support to the UK’s military aircraft, including the RAF Hercules fleet, where many of our team have been involved in the maintenance of the Rolls Royce aircraft engines for over 25 years. Our highly skilled engineers provide jet engine maintenance on RAF frontline fighter aircraft, in addition to engineering support for vehicles, transport aircraft and helicopters of the Royal Navy and Royal Airforce.”

Serco team at RAF Brize Norton
Serco technicians and electricians team at RAF Brize Norton

Last year, Serco Propulsion Technicians performed 34 Quick Engine Change Assemblies and repaired seven AE2100 engines for the C130J Hercules, whilst Serco logistics specialists processed c.6,000 spares for the AE2100 engine. The Serco team at RAF Brize Norton will provide propulsion system support until March 2023 when the C130-J Hercules aircraft is anticipated to retire from service. The Hercules work forms part of a wider portfolio of engineering work that Serco undertakes for the RAF and the RN: Serco’s team of 50 aircraft engineers and logistics specialists delivers Propulsion Operations support for the EJ200 Typhoon engine, C130J Hercules AE2100 engine, and Chinook Honeywell T55 engine.

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve. Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have. You have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to the safety and security of your community and country. Serco operates in five sectors of public-service provision: Health, Transport, Justice & Immigration, Defence and Citizens Services. Serco operate in North America, UK, Europe, Middle East, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealan

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