Wednesday, February 12, 2014

RR, Lockheed sign engine deal

Rolls-Royce completed a long-term agreement with Lockheed Martin worth up to $1 billion to deliver about 600 engines to power future C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The agreement secures the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 as the engine for all variants of the C-130J to 2025. The engine agreement will service U.S. government and international contract requirements between 2014 and 2018. The AE 2100 powers all C-130Js, while the Rolls-Royce T56 engines power the legacy C-130 fleet. The global C-130J fleet has surpassed 1 million flight hours, and Lockheed Martin recently announced its intent to obtain certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for a new civil variant, the LM-100J. (Source: Rolls-Royce, 02/12/14) Previous C-130J related. Gulf Coast note: Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin both have operations in the region; C-130 in all its versions are a common sight at military bases in the region.