Rolls-Royce Secures $100m Deal in US to Provide Turboprop Engines

Rolls-Royce has secured a $100m deal in America under which it will sell the US Air Force (USAF) engines and spare parts for its transport fleet of C-130 “Hercules”.

Under the deal, engines and parts purchased from the FTSE 100 Company will be used as it services allied air forces’ aircraft under foreign military sales contracts.

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

Rolls-Royce AE2100 engines are already being used to power the latest version of the Hercules, the C-130J model. Another variant T56 engines are used in earlier models of the cargo aircraft.

Tom Hartmann, senior vice-president of Rolls’ customer business division: “Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines provide the dependable, efficient power required by the US Air Force and our allies to complete their transport missions with the C-130J fleet.

Rolls-Royce AE2100 Engine

Rolls-Royce AE2100 Engine

Previously, the company announced it was to lay off 2,600 employees of its 55,000 staff over the duration of a year and a half as it restructures the business following its second profit warning in a year. The goal is to cut costs by £120m over the next two years.

Source: Telegraph

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