T56 engine upgradation rev01

The us national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa) has validated the performance of the rolls-royce t56 series 35 turboprop engine enhancement on its wp-3d orion “hurricane hunter” in a 3h flight from macdill air force base in tampa, florida, last week according to tom hartmann.

Because the c-130 aircraft is so ubiquitous and versatile and has such a high utilization rate, it accounts for approximately 10 percent of the total air force fuel consumption and has been the subject of many engine upgrade studies and activities the latest t56 engine model fitted to the aircraft, the t56-a15, is designated. After 50 years of supporting the rolls-royce t56/501 family of engines, standardaero has the largest and most diverse group of t56/501 customers in the industry our experience and innovation have delivered market-leading technical developments and product enhancements these enhancements translate into.

T56 engine upgradation rev01

Series 35 kit deliveries will begin in december 2015 and introduce the engine improvements into usaf and us air national guard c-130s the series 35 upgrade, allows t56 engines to operate at greatly reduced temperatures, extending parts life and improving reliability by 22 percent the upgrades also provide.

T56 engine upgradation rev01
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