Rolls-Royce returns to profit after signing £350m fighter jets contract

An RAF Typhoon being maintained. Crown copyright.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract worth almost £350m with Rolls-Royce to support the engines that power the UK’s fleet of Typhoon fighter jets. The contract will support around 175 Rolls-Royce jobs in Bristol, RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and RAF Lossiemouth in Moray will be supported as part of the contract. The £346.7m contract will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024 as the Typhoon continues to form the backbone of the RAF’s fighter jet fleet. Defence Minister Anne-Marie Tre... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...