September 17, 2013
Rolls-Royce T56 engine enhancement receives FAA Type Certificate
Rolls-Royce has received an FAA Type Certificate for the T56 engine enhancement program, a technology improvement that will significantly reduce fuel consumption, and could save the US Air Force billions of dollars and extend the life of its C-130H transport fleet. The new type certificate for the T56/501D engine confirms the enhancement program has met or exceeded all FAA requirements for the L-100/382, which is the commercial variant of the C-130 military transport. Rolls-Royce also has completed all requirements to achieve USAF engine qualification for the military C-130, and formal approval remains on schedule for later in the year.