Quality Magazine

Rolls-Royce Awarded $80 Million Contract for C-130J Engines

July 1, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS-Rolls-Royce, a power systems company, has been awarded a contract worth $80 million by the U.S. Air Force to provide AE 2100D3 spare engines and parts to power Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Indian Air Force.

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 and manufactured in Indianapolis. Along with the AE 3007 and AE 1107C-Liberty, the engine line has totaled more than 37 million hours of service.

The agreement, which is administered by the U.S. Air Force at Robins Air Force Base, GA, includes the initial 27 AE 2100D3 spare engines and parts for delivery through 2011.