Rolls-Royce, the global 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.
Dennis Jarvi, President Defense North America for Rolls-Royce, said: “Rolls-Royce is proud of its long-standing relationship with our Air Force and Marine Corps customers and are pleased that they continue to demonstrate their confidence in the AE 2100D3 engine.”
“The C-130J has earned an international reputation as a valuable, multi-role transport aircraft and Rolls-Royce is committed to doing its part to ensure these aircraft are ready to carry out critical missions whenever and wherever they are needed.”
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, Indiana, U.S.A. Along with the AE 3007 and AE 1107C-Liberty, the proven 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, Georgia, U.S.A., includes an initial 27 AE 2100D3 spare engines and parts for delivery through 2011.