Collins Aerospace announces new orders for C-130 NP2000 propeller system

First combined NP2000 EPCS installation on a USAF C130H ©ANG

Collins Aerospace Systems has been selected to deliver NP2000 propeller systems for an additional 30 Lockheed Martin C-130H aircraft for the U.S. Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve (AFR).

With its eight composite blades and digital Electronic Propeller Control System (EPCS), the NP2000 offers a number of benefits compared to legacy systems including: a 20% thrust increase during take-off, a 20db sound reduction in the cockpit and a 50% reduction in maintenance man-hours. Along with C-130 variants, the NP2000 has been in service with U.S. and international customers on the Northrop Grumman E-2 and C-2 since 2004, and is planned for use on the Lockheed Martin P-3.

With the receipt of this new order, bringing the total order to 55 C-130H aircraft to date, Collins Aerospace continues to make progress toward USAF’s plan to retrofit approximately 160 C-130H aircraft with the NP2000.

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