Rolls-Royce engines for air force

Rolls-Royce has received an $8.5m contract from the US Air Force to provide spare engine parts for the Lockheed Martin C-130J military-transport aircraft.


Rolls-Royce has received an $8.5m (£5.1m) contract from the US Air Force to provide spare engine parts for the Lockheed Martin C-130J military-transport aircraft.


The order includes deployable kits and an initial order of spare engine parts for the AE 2100D3, which will be delivered to the Cannon, Dyess and Ramstein air bases.


The AE 2100D3 engine is a lightweight, modular turboprop with 4,600 shaft horsepower. It powers the C130, which is primarily used as a tactical transport and special-mission aircraft. The core AE engine line is produced by Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis.


Dennis Jarvi, president of Defense North America for Rolls-Royce, said: ‘Ensuring fleet readiness is critical to air-force missions around the world. This new delivery order continues the strong relationship between Rolls-Royce and the USAF. We are committed to delivering services that meet our customer’s expectations in the areas of engine availability, reliability and maintainability.’


The contract, which is being administered by the US Air Force at Robins AFB, Georgia, includes an initial 956 AE 2100D3 spare engine parts for delivery in 2011.