November 12, 2014
US Air Force awards Rolls-Royce multi-million dollar AE 2100 engine contract
The US Air Force has awarded a contract worth over US$100 million to Rolls-Royce to purchase spare engines and parts for its C-130J fleet and to support Foreign Military Sales customers. Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines power all C-130J aircraft in the US military and global fleets, while legacy C-130 aircraft are powered by Rolls-Royce T56 engines. The AE 2100 is part of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines, with nearly 6,000 total engines delivered and more than 61 million flight hours across the military and commercial fleets.