Rolls-Royce receives $8.5 million U.S. Air Force C-130J engine spares contract
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a contract worth $8.5 million by the U.S. Air Force to provide AE 2100D3 spare engine parts to power Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. As part of this order, deployable kits and initial provisioning spares will be delivered to Cannon AFB, Dyess AFB and Ramstein Air Base. This will help support the multiple theaters of operation in which U.S. Air Force C-130Js are engaged.
The agreement, which is administered by the U.S. Air Force at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, U.S.A., includes an initial 956 AE 2100D3 spare engine parts for delivery through 2011.
Dennis Jarvi, President 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 AE 2100D3 engine is a lightweight, modular turboprop engine with 4,600 shaft-horsepower. The “common core” AE engine line is produced by Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Along with the AE 3007 and AE 110
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