Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts by BAE Systems to support the EJ200 engines programme to power the Royal Saudi Air Force’s Typhoon fleet.

Rolls-Royce and its subsidiary Rolls-Royce Saudi Arabia will provide support for the engine fleet on behalf of the EUROJET consortium, under two three-year contracts.

As one of the key elements of the new contracts, part of the Salam Support Solution signed between the Governments of Saudi Arabia and the UK, the initial in-country support activity on the EJ200 engines will be conducted in Saudi Arabia.

As part of the agreement, some repairs and preparation to the engines and modules will be conducted onsite.

Powered by two single-stage turbines, the EJ200 is a twin-shaft reheated turbofan, with three low-pressure and five high-pressure compressor stages.